Vulkano Flow customer reports
If you want to watch your home cable or stallite service over the internet from anywhere on any computer or mobile platform, you must definitely read this Vulkano Flow review and see for yourself the placeshifter that offers impressive amount of streaming and recording features at just a fair price.
The Vulkano Flow is a 16 inches wide by 5 inches deep by 1 inch high placeshifter that enables users to watch their home cable or satellite service over the Internet anywhere you want. Though it will take up a decent amount of room in a home theater setup, it’s lightweight and plastic and allows users to record content directly to a computer. It can support PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry platforms.
The Flow offers a Wi-Fi connection to a home router. Vulkano Flow gives you basic streaming functionality with pretty good picture quality. It is a timesaving integrated EPG and has the unique ability to record programs direct to mobile.
Though it is not as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an outstanding job on streaming through the internet the home cable or satellite service.
The Vulkano software locates the Flow on the network after being connected to a home network. It also checks for the latest firmware. The installation wizard continues through various setup screens that configure video settings, set top box controls, and location information for the EPG, the system’s built-in Electronic Programming Guide. These settings allow the user to dictate streaming resolutions and bitrates.
This place shifter doesn’t have much HDMI ports; it has an Ethernet port, reset button, and IR blaster socket. It can also work via a Wi-Fi signal but a wired connection is recommended for the best performance.
The Flow includes an “RSVD” button, a USB port, an infrared IR window, and another slot.
The Flow includes most of what’s needed right out of the box, including composite and component wires, a 6-foot Ethernet cord, IR blaster, and power cord. Another composite or component wire will be required for passthrough.
This place shifter produces solid audio and video quality which makes it great for watching. It also has an Integrated EPG and favorite channels. It can also now support remote recording/DVR functionality to iOS/Android devices at up to 480p resolution.
Vulkano Flow Placeshifter Characteristics and Features
- Solid audio and video quality
- Integrated EPG and favorite channels features add to ease of use
- Hardware and apps cost less than competitors’ offerings
- Now supports remote recording/DVR functionality to iOS/Android devices at up to 480p resolution
- Analog Video in: YPrPb (up to 1080i) or S-Video + Composite (NTSC/PAL)
- Analog Audio in: RCA Stereo
- Connectivity: 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet port, WiFI 802.11 b/g/b, 1 x USB 2.0
According to the customers in the Volkano Flow customer reports, this placeshifter may look not as good since it is wide and non-compact, they are surprised to find that it functions well—a quality much higher than they expected.