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Old 11-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Media player

So no Apple TV, heard its no go for ext hd. Looking for hd playback. Have Ethernet or wireless. Ext hd is a backup in case streaming sux.

Would prefer not to go htpc route for this tv. Got media server downstairs.

Too many options.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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so 1 tv? wd tv live?

or maybe one of the android sticks?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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I'm keeping an eye on these xbmc android boxes..this one gets rave customer reviews...

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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i've been using my PS3 recently and it is working pretty flawlessly. i've been streaming wired from my pc to the ps3. streaming 3d even works which a lot of the stand alones don't work with.

the only downside is that trying to fastforward at 30x sometimes doesn't work. but i've only had to FF like 2 times.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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PS3 is a great media streamer until Cinavia enters the equation. I can no longer recommend it to anyone as a media streaming device.
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