Playing music also works like a charm on the MED1000X3D, it works a lot better than on other Realtek-based media players. Audio playback controls are intuitive and logical. You also have the ability to create play lists while you're listening to music. Surround sound generally sounds good, only DTS-HD MA 96Khz is down-sampled to 48KHz, but that's something virtually all media players do.
We analysed the picture quality of the MED1000X3D with HQV. The 1080p content looks great like on all media players, but the SD reproduction is less impressive. That is to be expected, however, and the MED1000X3D actually isn't so bad with a score of 60 points, and it has some form of de-interlacing.
Read and write performance
The speed of the network adapter on the MED1000X3D shows its limitations when you copy files. It's fast enough for streaming, however. When you copy to and from an internal hard disk from our fast Qnap NAS it doesn't go faster than 7 MB/s. If you want to copy data to the player you're better off using the USB 3.0 slave port. From an external disk that's connected to a USB 2.0 host port it copies at 13.3 MB/s. Copying to an external disk is a bit faster with 16.4 MB/s.