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Hi, I was looking for something I could hook up to my HDTV and play videos off of it, would anyone know a suitable product capable of doing so?
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post #2 of 12
just a normal dvd player dude.
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Xtreamer is pretty awesome, brought it not too long ago and love it so much!
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xbox as an extender
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Xbox. Is my vote I had a wdtv and it didn't work that great since my media had changing bitrates. Then I tried another and it stuttered playing mp4s. My xbox never stutters and with Netflix and hulu and espn. It's a great thing now. Especially for $199
    
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I have a patriot box office, came with wireless N dongle for 59.99CAD on sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

Good:
- small form factor and clean look
- decent interface
- came with hdmi cable (u'd be surprised what doesn't)
- can install a harddrive
- decodes everything i threw at it (mkv, m2ts, etc)

Bad:
- remote sucks - would be nice if backlit
- fan is a little noisey - but can be replaced

I also have a 360 and ps3 in the basement. Use the ps3 for streaming, only thing i don't like is that i have to transcode none native ps3 formats using ps3media server...would be nice if the codecs we installed in the ps3/360.
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post #7 of 12
Xtreamer is pretty awesome
post #8 of 12
If you also like blurays and gaming, get a PS3.
post #9 of 12
There are literally over a hundred options when it comes to media streamers.
It really depends on your specific needs. What file types will you be streaming? Do you need wireless? Are you a netflix/hulu/etc. subscriber?

I used to have several WDTV versions and got rid of them all and now use the Netgear NeoTV 550. It's incredible.

I also use my XBOX for Netflix.

Give us a lil more info and we can direct you better.
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post #10 of 12
wd tv live now has apps for netflix, fb, pandora, youtube.. it's played all the video contents i've tried.
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