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Question about Setting up a Digital Media Player

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I'm buying my dad a Digital Media Player so he can watch local media files. I think I've got everything I need, but I want to check before I spend the money. His current set-up is a TV with only 1 HDMI input which is occupied by a DVR. So I'm buying an HDMI hub with a remote so he can switch between the two devices easily. Can anyone help me out and confirm if the following components will be enough to get the job done?

Currently have:

TV w/ 1 HDMI input
DVR

I'm buying:
Digital Player
HDMI hub w/ remote
HDMI cables x 2 (1 for player to hub, 1 for hub to TV)

Thank you.
post #2 of 6
Are you going to buy him a lot of thumb drives and SD cards for media storage?
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Yes, I have the files on my desktop, so I will "rotate" shows on a few flash drives as he watches them.
post #4 of 6
There are much better ways to do what you want. A little time searching the interwebs will give you an
understanding of what options are available for streaming movies.
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I'm not interested in streaming, actually. Our area has old wires and awful bandwidth, so I download media and want to play it locally without having to buy a laptop to hook up to the TV.
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I'm not interested in streaming, actually.

So then you don't want to stream movies from you computer to your dad's TV?

Just Google "stream movies from computer to tv"
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