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Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 18, 2008 09:40AM
[www.geeks.com]

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Seems like good use for an older/smaller hard drive. Do they work with Macs like an external Windows-formatted drive?

Would save time converting files to iPod-compatible formats, or burning DVDs.



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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: November 18, 2008 09:43AM
Save Your Money.

BGnR



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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 18, 2008 09:44AM
Could i get more than that, in terms of why?



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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: November 18, 2008 09:50AM
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incognegro
Could i get more than that, in terms of why?
Whatcha wanna know?
I supplied as much info as you did.
The video out is pretty bad.
Format playback is limited.
Noisy, and hot.
If you want simple, get a WDTV.:
[www.engadget.com]
Or a PopCornHour if you want something that can do almost anything.:
[www.popcornhour.com]
Both have incredible picture quality.

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2008 09:51AM by BigGuynRusty.
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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 18, 2008 10:24AM
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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: November 18, 2008 10:32AM
Not even the Admins read my posts!!

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 18, 2008 10:37AM
OK.

I did ask "Do they work with Macs like an external Windows-formatted drive?" and no answer was given. banghead smiley

The WD and/or Popcorn hour look nice, but I was trying not to spend $100.



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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2008 10:43AM
What I wish we had was a real comparison in terms of the software interface.

I am using an ol' G4 Mac Mini for this very same purpose because it runs Front Row - and I can sort all my titles into categories, etc., to navigate through my library.

An interesting new class of devices, however, and $100 is a good price point - I suspect the cheaper models will focus on hardware and skimp on software.
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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: November 18, 2008 10:57AM
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sekker
What I wish we had was a real comparison in terms of the software interface.

I am using an ol' G4 Mac Mini for this very same purpose because it runs Front Row - and I can sort all my titles into categories, etc., to navigate through my library.

An interesting new class of devices, however, and $100 is a good price point - I suspect the cheaper models will focus on hardware and skimp on software.
Actually far from "New", I have been using the ElGato EyeHome for years.
Interface is another issue, most of these devices are programmed overseas and have a minimal interface. Many of these devices can be "Skinned" and have hundreds of interfaces.
I run the minimal interface and watch content, not the interface.

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Anyone used one of these HD-based media players?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 18, 2008 11:48AM
$100 for that WD is a good price.

It's just more than I can spend at the moment.

Probably have to wait until I can get one of those.
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