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Argosy 335HT
Exceptionally cheap internal HDD player. There are generally good reports about it's performance and nothing on the specification side to complain about, with a good variety of AV outputs and DTS downmix.

Presuming this is Realtek 1073 based then the Argosy 335HT is a bargain. Performance with all the Realteks is very good and format support is wide. It even looks aesthetically reasonable despite not being as compact as some others. The user interface is quite different to other Realteks and would be an improvement if the 335HT is indeed a Realtek.

We will be doing more research in days to come and posting the results here.

Argosy HV335T
Specification Summary

Launch Date January 2010 2809 days ago
Country No info
Ranking 541/824   ? 
Player Type Media Player (Realtek)
Chipset Family Realtek 1xx3 (2009)   ? 
Chipset Model Realtek 1073DD @ 0.4Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 2 /5   ? 
Storage Internal 3.5" SATA (1) USB (2)
Network 10/100 Optional Wi-Fi(n)  ? 
Size 202 x 151 x 52mm   Fan Yes
Video Outputs HDMI Component Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK
DVD ISO Yes   Blu-Ray ISO No
XBMC No   ? 
HD Audio DTS DmixTrueHD DmixDTS-HD MA Dmix
DTS PassTrueHD PassDTS-HD MA Pass   ? 
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Mike – BC, Canada
September 29, 2015 - 20:05

It is now Sept 2015, and my Argosy still going strong. Plays all DL Material from the Web. Just works well all the time. Never going to get rid of it. Period. I bought another media player to update my AV system, it sucked badly, wouldn't play half the files the Argosy could, would not start up properly, etc. Took it out and put the Argosy back and life is good again. Sorry for resurrecting a dead thread. Peace.

Mike – BC, Can
October 26, 2011 - 22:02

Purchased one of these to play all my dloaded media, didn't want fancy menus, just wanted everything to play and play well. Installed 3.5 drive for 2TB of storage. I have yet to find something that doesn't play and play well. All I can say is if you treasure fancy menus and la dee da, don't go here. If you want bullet proof, utilitarian uber functionality, then this is the machine for you. Just works well right out of the box. Love it !

SN – USA
May 04, 2011 - 15:07

I have one of these. First of all, IBOUM is kind of misleading. The price for this is around $70-$90 without harddrive and $160-$180 with 2TB (source Newegg, depended on it's on sale or not). I believe in people and Iboum ratings, so I bought a Popcorn Hour a-200 (same as a-210, only difference in the case). Here are the differences between the twos:
Video: a-200 is better (10 points vs 8 points for argosy. To me, it's a big plus for Popcorn Hour).
Audio: a-200 is better (same here).
Webs: a-200 has more apps, more webs access (maybe 10 points vs 4 points, to me, I don't care. Maybe I play Youtube and that's it. Argosy has Youtube).
Interfaces: a-200 is better (10 points vs 5 points. Again, to me, that's a big problem. I'm not looking to the interface, but I'm watching the movie).
However, there are a lot of trouble with Popcorn Hour. First, I have trouble to play some of my files. Some of them won't play at all (Popcorn Hour, in the forums, says you need to convert your files to this, to that, etc.). Second, some of my ISO files won't play at all (same saying from Popcorn Hour even though they said they support ISO). Third, some of my files play without audio (I check and the audio is dolby digital using their info). Fourth, you can only play with one and only one subtitle (with Argosy hv335t, you can have as many as you want). And finally, sometimes when you navigate around, Popcorn Hour hangs.
If you want a cheap, decent player without a lot of trouble, I think Argosy hv335t is a very good candidate.

Kevin – USA
April 19, 2011 - 06:39

I have had one of these for a year now. Very nice player. Handles everything I have thrown at it. Best of all, it also works with a DC plug in my car. I hook it up to my van's DVD Player and use it to play movies for the kids on long road trips. The interface is very basic, and can be slow if you throw a bunch of files into one folder.

Loc – USA
June 14, 2010 - 16:17

It has 40mm fan.

Scott – Japan
April 13, 2010 - 05:11

Any further updates on this device? N3we*g is still selling these, so I may purchase. Seems solid, but not spectacular.

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Detailed Specification
Max Resolution1080p
Box TypeRealtek
Chipset FamilyRealtek 1xx3 (2009)
Chipset ModelRealtek 1073DD
Cores1
Chipset Ghz0.4
GPU
RAM (GB)
Flash Memory (GB)
Internal HDD3.5" SATA
HDD Num1
USB Host2
USB Slave1
USB Version
SD
SD Card Type
eSATA
Other Storage
File SystemsFAT, NTFS
UPnP
DLNA
Network ProtocolsSamba
Wired Network10/100
Wireless Network Optional Wi-Fi(n)
HDMI1
Component Video1
Composite Video1
HDMI Version1.3
Audio/Video Other
Stereo L/R Audio1
S/PDIF TOSLink1
S/PDIF Coaxial
AV Recording
AV Inputs
Video Formats (Codecs)MPEG-1(MPG/DAT), DVD Folder(IFO)/DVD ISO, MPEG-2(MPG/VOB/TS/M2TS), MPEG-4(Xvid/AVI/MP4/MOV/M4V), H.264/AVC/AVCHD(AVI/MKV/FLV/ MOV/M4V/TS/M2TS), VC-1(AVI/MKV/M2TS) , WMV9 (AVI/WMV/MKV), RM/RMVB(720p)
Video Extensions (Containers)AVI, MKV, MPG, VOB, IFO, TS, M2TS, MOV, M4V, WMV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ISO
Audio Formats (Codecs)MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, AAC, FLAC
Audio Extensions (Containers)
Image FormatsJPEG(baseline), BMP, GIF, PNG
Subtitle FormatsIDX/SUB, SRT, SSA, ASS, SMI
3D SBS
3D Top Bottom
3D Frame PackingNo
3D Frame Sequential
Blu-Ray 3DNo
DVD ISOYes
Blu-Ray ISONo
Dolby Digital (AC3) DownmixYes
Dolby Digital (AC3) PassthroughYes
Dolby Digital Plus Downmix
Dolby Digital Plus Passthrough
Dolby TrueHD Downmix
Dolby TrueHD Passthrough
DTS DownmixYes
DTS PassthroughYes
DTS-HD HR Downmix
DTS-HD HR Passthrough
DTS-HD MA DownmixYes
DTS-HD MA Passthrough
Internet Radio
Web Services
Kodi
Native XBMC
Play Store
Bittorrent
Web Browser
Browser Detail
Flash
DVB-T
DVB-T2
FanYes
Front LCDNo
Supplied Remote
PowerInput AC 100~240V 50/60Hz Output DC 12V, 2.5A
Power Usage Standby
W (mm)202
D (mm)151
H (mm)52
Volume (litre)1.59
Weight (kg)0.48
W (inches)8.0
D (inches)5.9
H (inches)2.0
Weight (lb)1.06
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