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Deal: Best Buy Selling Samsung HomeSync for $99, Regularly $299

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If you have been in the market for a home entertainment media server-type device, you may want to take a look at Samsung’s HomeSync, which has been on-sale for a few days at Best Buy for the ridiculously low price of $99. The device typically retails for $299.

HomeSync is being sold as a home cloud server/media center, with 1TB of storage, that can hold all of your family photos and videos, but also be used as a media hub. It can be used to play Android games on your big screen TV, to watch movies through Google Play or other services, or as a partitioned server for multiple accounts to use for storage. 

I can’t say that I have personally used the product (but did just order a couple), however, at $99, it seems like a much better option than some of the other media hub type devices. At $99, and with 1TB of storage and access to all sorts of Android products (including Google Play), on paper it seems like it puts something like the brand new Fire TV to shame.

The general specs are as follows – 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 1TB of storage, HDMI-out, optical audio, USB 3.0 ports, and compatibility with a number of Android devices. On that note, you will want to check to see if your current phone is compatible with the HomeSync app on Google Play before purchasing. Samsung recently expanded compatibility outside of Galaxy devices, but the list isn’t exactly incredibly expansive. For example, the new One (M8) and old One (M7) are showing as compatible for me, but the Moto X and Nexus 5 are not.

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  • Marc

    Anybody know if this works with Bluetooth gamepad?

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  • patt

    I bought this for one reason: XBMC why? because this will save me from using a laptop or any other device to stream from my NAS.

    I simply connect ethernet cable or even via wi-fi (Netgear Nighthawk Router) handles very well.

    I don’t have android device but I will use a USB mouse and possibly a keyboard.

    This is something I have been waiting for at that price!

  • OMJ

    There is a reason this thing is so cheap. Things do go on sale for 1/3 their normal price for no reason

  • http://www.SkyCapture.net/ Ian Smith

    Still a ripoff at 99$ – Fire is much better, Plex HTPC is the best.

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  • Chris Wedel

    Does this with as a wireless bridge like the Logitech Revue does?

    • Sam

      Logitech Revue was one of the biggest P.O.S. ever and that cost me a 100 when I got it lol

      • Chris Wedel

        I agree, but once I found out that it worked as a bridge it served a new and it’s only purpose. Getting my phones wireless hot spot connection to my wired only TiVo box.

  • Kyle Todoulakis

    I would stick with WD TV Live.

  • droidiac13

    Would this basically allow us to Mirrocast? If so, I would grab one. All my phones appear to be compatible. Any insight would be great!

  • Chris Wedel

    Does anyone know if it well act as a wireless bridge like the Logitech Revue does?

  • mrjackson

    Not compatible with any of my Nexus Devices.

    • Nate Bousfield

      It’s compatible with my Nexus 4

      • mrjackson

        Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 5, none compatible.

        • Nate Bousfield

          That sucks, but some Nexus devices are compatible.

  • Cody

    I would like to get but, I would rather file a “lost” claim on my G2 and use it for $100.

  • tomgillotti

    It says “full browser”!? So, I can use my NFL Season Ticket with this insetad of hooking my laptop up to my tv!? IT would be nice if they defined full browser.

  • N8

    Anyone know if hooking up a USB Webcam will make this work with Skype

  • Steve Wilson

    Plex and Chromecast. The end.

  • snowblind64

    Still a rip-off! Poor compatibility and only 1TB!

    Personally, I use Plex running on my HTPC. It’s 1000x better than HomeSync and works on almost any device.

    • Franco.C

      Thank you sir, I am glad people like you comment. Just saved me $100 +1 Kudos

    • Kyle Todoulakis

      I wish it worked well with Ps3 :(

  • Scott Tilney

    This is going to be another one of those things I regret not buying, once the sale is over.

    • Blue Sun

      No, you won’t. Trust me.

  • Chris

    Doesn’t work with G2?? Fail……

  • fajitatt
  • Guest

    Compatible with G Pad v500 (wifi), ATT G Pro and Nexus 4. Not working with the G2 or G Flex any carrier. Bummer

  • maxkobi

    the best buy reviews are also by ordinary people who don’t really know what there doing lol

  • Ian

    The Best Buy reviews aren’t painting the best picture.

    • Scott Tilney

      That’s because they paid $300 for theirs

      • Ian

        That may be, but based off what it does and what users report about it, I can’t say I’d even spend $100 on it. Chromecast is $35 and does Netflix and Hulu+…

        • Scott Tilney

          Chromecast doesn’t store 1TB of your pictures automatically. How much would it cost you per month to save 1TB of pictures on google drive????

          • mikewoods94

            1 drive = dumb place to store valuables IMHO. 20GB Amazon Cloud Drive works well for $10/yr

          • Guest

            50 GB of cloud storage for free for life when using an LG device. Go to a store make an account with your email. BE SURE TO LOG OUT LOL then poof 50GB. use it for multiple emails to get multiple accounts if needed.

          • Guest

            I forgot to mention it with the app called BOX

          • NastyEmu

            $10/mo

          • Ian

            Do you have a TB of pictures? If so are they pictures that you want to scroll through all the time on your tv?

            It’s ok man. It obvious you bought the device and are just trying to defend your purchase. I’m sure you’ll find a use for it…i mean you have to, you bought it :)

        • c

          I’m sure there is a way to load Netflix and hulu on it. Might be worth a try for 100.

  • HarleyFan

    Sweet, I have a $50 BB gift card that I’ve been hanging onto because I really don’t need anything, (not that I really need this…) But, for $50, what the hell, right?

  • http://www.pcprocare.com/ Barry Taylor

    Root or GTFO