Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link review

Easy media playback with Iomega's little box

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Our Verdict

You'll be hard-pressed to find an easier or better way to play back your media over USB


  • Great codec support
  • Good upscaling
  • Portable

Iomega's ScreenPlay TV Link provides one of the better value options on the market. It consists of a small black box that has a USB input alongside a choice of connections for your TV set.

A touch smaller in size than an old-fashioned audio cassette, it boasts HDMI, Scart, component or composite video outputs and comes with all of the necessary cables bundled, with the exception of the HDMI.

Simply plug in a memory stick or hard drive (via USB of course), select the right channel on screen and then select the file you'd like to watch or listen to. There's a small remote control so that you can do all of this from the comfort of your sofa, and the box itself is mains powered so you don't have to worry about replacing costly batteries.

Setup really couldn't be simpler and the onscreen menus are clean and intuitive enough for even those that aren't familiar with PCs to navigate with ease. Compatibility includes MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG for music, AVI, DivX, MPEG1, 2 and 4 for movies and JPEG for stills.

Our tests with a variety of (legally) downloaded material reveal no loss of quality from stills, while MP3s play back as well as our test screen's feeble speakers will allow. Movies look as good as the originals and often look better, if using the HDMI to upscale to 1080i.

Best of all, the ScreenPlay TV Link is ultra portable so you can take it to friends' and relatives' homes to show your pictures and movies.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital Multimedia Player
Product FunctionsAudio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer
Product FamilyScreenPlay TV Link
Brand NameLenovoEMC
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsMP3, WMA, WAV, OGG
Video FormatsMPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, VOB, DivX, XviD
Height82.8 mm
Width78 mm
Depth19.8 mm
ManufacturerLenovo Group Limited
Product Model34386
Product NameScreenPlay TV Link Digital Multimedia Player
Product LineScreenPlay TV Link
Manufacturer Part Number34386
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link is an ultra-compact multimedia player that allows you to connect your USB hard drive, flash drive or Iomega REV Drive (sold separately) to your TV and enjoy high quality movies, music, and photos. Enjoy your digital media collection on your home theater or on any TV, plus includes the convenience of a full-function remote control.

Package Contents
  • ScreenPlay TV Link Digital Multimedia Player
  • Remote control
  • Power supply
  • Composite video cable
  • Component video cable
  • SCART adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
Weight (Approximate)99.8 g