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So i've come up with a list of suspects. The media player needs to:

-Play media files (obviously)
-Download torrents
-Be able to share over FTP/Website(?) + act as NAS
-Dual TV tuner
-Hard drive bay isn't essential but would be nice
-Must have HDMI
-Scheduled recording
-Web remote scheduling (not mandatory, but nice)
-1080p
-Must be awesome

The suspects:
A.C.Ryan Playon!DVR HD Media Player
Noontec V9-T HDTV Recorder and Media Player
Astone AP-380DT 1080p PVR & Dual HD Media Player

So, I dont really know which of these to choose from, dont understand which codecs are important and which aren't. I generally only use the usual movie formats for movies.

If you guys know of anything better for roughly the same price please let me know. Sorry if this is the wrong section, it seemed the most appropriate.
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You can try Western Digtal TV live Hub.

Or if you have time and some cash, you can build your own HTPC (Home theater PC).
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Originally Posted by marcz123 View Post
You can try Western Digtal TV live Hub.

Or if you have time and some cash, you can build your own HTPC (Home theater PC).
I have a HTPC. The aim of this is because my girlfriend is technology illiterate and she hates messing around with files not working properly etc, i can get this, so she can download torrents (vampire diaries etc...) and watch em on that, while the htpc can just house all my movies. + for the TV recorder.

**EDIT** The low power use is also something that makes me want to use this for torrents over my HTPC.
Edited by XAnarchy - 2/20/11 at 7:35am
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