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  Reply # 743077 10-Jan-2013 22:28 Send private message

What about ethernet over power? Around $100 for a pair i think and probably better than a wifi solution. Failing that though raspberry pi would be my choice. I have 3 of them now lol. Xbmc, asterisk and the last one for dev. They are just so dam cool.

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  Reply # 743860 12-Jan-2013 20:37 Send private message

OldGeek: I am in the same position as the OP but I am wondering if the devices referenced in this thread have the ability to see local network shared resources.  For example if I have a Wi-Fi connected PC with movies stored in a shared directory could these devices access and play them?


Just get a WD Live - they are pretty cheap, and the newer model (which goes for around $150 if you hunt) has built in WiFi, ability to use wired as well, a pretty solid range of codec support and a remote control. It will see network shares, as well as DLNA servers, and will also take local USB hard drives.

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  Reply # 744042 13-Jan-2013 12:48 Send private message

This was just announced, the successor to the 802, the RK3066, faster, 1.6GHz A9, 1GB Ram, Wifi and BLUETOOTH, very few of these devices have bluetooth so having bluetooth is great as it allows you to connect bluetooth mice and keyboards with ease.

 

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Oh and they also released another version of the MK808, with bluetooth also and faster CPU, which is good news.  Can pick it up on Dealextreme for 55USD with free shipping to NZ


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  Reply # 744044 13-Jan-2013 12:55 Send private message

Klipspringer:
freitasm: If you have HDMI on your TV then you could get one of these Android TV sticks.


Good idea. Clean forgot about those.

Has anybody on geekzone actually used one?


They work quite well, one of my brothers got one for xmas, paired with a wireless mouse/keyboard combo it works great.

Basically a fully functional droid

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  Reply # 744088 13-Jan-2013 16:03 Send private message

That 808 from DealExtreme looks good, any suggestions on a suitable BT keyboard/mouse combo?

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  Reply # 754936 3-Feb-2013 08:46 Send private message

Hi

Just a note about Android devices and this question: Any Android device that allows you to load other apps can do this as there are plenty of free apps that have this capability. I expect that most Android devices will come with one of them loaded anyway if it says you can stream from a PC.

As mentioned before, this is Android, it can do anything.

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OldGeek: I am in the same position as the OP but I am wondering if the devices referenced in this thread have the ability to see local network shared resources.  For example if I have a Wi-Fi connected PC with movies stored in a shared directory could these devices access and play them?

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  Reply # 754954 3-Feb-2013 09:27 Send private message

Your best bet is WDTV Live HD Generation 3

Pros
- Built in Wifi and Ethernet
- Supports online streaming sites, eg. youtube etc.
- Better playback / codec support than all available android sticks
- Better playback / codec support than Raspbery Pi
- Faster performance than above
- Can buy locally
- Supports optical spdif audio out as well as composite/analog
- Includes IR remote
- Plays media from network shares / DLNA & uPNP shares / external HDDs / USB Sticks
- Very regular downloadable on click updates over the internet

Cons
- Can't install other android apps, eg. google maps, web browser, games etc.




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