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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Looking for a decent Media Set-Up - 01-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Recently I have been using my Mini9 running the latest Boxee Beta and an external USB hard drive, wireless keyboard and mouse as a media centre on my HDTV. It works pretty well besides from a few bugs and occasional lag, however as expected any kind of HD Streaming cripples the system and local HD movie files (MKV) stutters and is out of sync.
I've been looking into nettops, such as the Acer Aspire Revo as well as the not yet released Boxee Box.
I am looking for a means to play movies from an external USB hard-drive in high definition, available in the UK for under Â£190/$300. I'm not sure whether to wait for the Boxee Box to be released (no idea when), or go with a nice cheap Net-top and run Boxee from that as I will also be able to easily browse the web and stream (as I find browsing through Boxee is frustrating).
Dell Mini 9 - 64GB Runcore - 2GB RAM - Windows 7 - 16GB SD - Jolicloud Beta
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Metro Detroit
01-22-2010, 01:54 PM
I have a Westerd Digital WDTV Live and it works very well.
Amazon.com: Western Digital WD TV Live Network-ready HD Media Player WDBAAN0000NBK-NESN: Electronics
If you don't need network ability and just want to run straight from an external drive, the non-Live version is a little cheaper.
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