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keriboi

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#50085 21-Nov-2009 17:08
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I would like to some how rip my blu ray collection onto a hard drive, then use a media player(havent got one yet) to play on a lcd tv. Is it possible?

What media players would you guys recommend?

Im looking at a

WESTERN DIGITAL WD TV LIVE

Mediagate MG800HD

Popcorn Hour C-200 (if i can find one in nz)

or is there a better media player out there?

 

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plod
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  #274994 21-Nov-2009 17:37
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PS3

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  #274996 21-Nov-2009 17:40
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Or a popcorn hour C200 should be able to do it. PS3 might be better value though.




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plod
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  #275001 21-Nov-2009 17:53
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The PS3 is probably the best value for money gadget I have purchased for a long time, and I don't play games on it

keriboi

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  #275009 21-Nov-2009 18:21
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ouch $600 for ps3?
I wouldnt use it for games. What are they like at playing xvid and divx and stuff like that? I see they have ethernet? can you use them to see drives on a pc? what about wireless?


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  #275012 21-Nov-2009 18:39
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I'm on a mac, use a utility called PS3 server and media link which allows me to access all the drives. PS3 server will transcode any codecs that the ps3 can't handle (MKV files) most other files are no problems (dvix etc). $600 is a lot, I paid more last year. Got a appletv sitting in a draw because the PS3 made it redundant.
It also upscales all video, so what seems poor quality on the mac actually looks a lot better on the PS3.

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  #275017 21-Nov-2009 18:57
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A media device capable of BluRay is probably similar price. The only advantage is that they don't require transcoding... Warehouse did have a $300 bluray player.....




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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  #275026 21-Nov-2009 19:58
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Why buy a dodgy Transonic from Warehouse when you can get a decent Panasonic for only $299 from HN ?

 
 
 
 


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  #275034 21-Nov-2009 20:37
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Didn't realise real ones were that price. Not in the market for one so never looked (I have a USB bluray drive)




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OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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