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# 38351 28-Jul-2009 16:05
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Hi,

Does anyone have any experince with the mediagate media players.  I want something cheap to hook up to the kids tv so they can watch their movies, tv programs (mostly divx/xvid AVI's) etc without having to tie up our media PC (running vista).  I'd prefer an wired network based solution as opposed to having to restore the media on another drive.  At the moment it'll be hooked up to a 29" crt screen until I have convince my wife we need a big full HD screen :), at which time it'll get replaced with our current 32" LCD

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  # 239840 28-Jul-2009 17:46
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i have a little portable MG25 (had the laptop hdd inside) from years ago.  was a great little device which worked well for standard  divx/xvid.  didnt handle mkv, mpeg2 or avchd stuff at all though so i barely use it now.




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  # 239857 28-Jul-2009 18:09
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A few years ago I gave one of the older models (MG-350HD) to my parents, the use it to primarily watch avi's in divx/xvid format. It's very easy to use and they haven't had any problems with it.

For the price it was worthwhile back then, however now you would probably want to look at something that does more nowadays.

It looks like they have some newer models which do DVR, H.264 and so on but I suspect they wouldn't work that well with the AAC-HE audio freeview is using in NZ.


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