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Topic # 7469 17-Apr-2006 19:08
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Not sure if I'm in the correct forum - tossing up between MP3 and this one.

Basically I have around 90 Gb of music on an external (USB) HDD.  Usualy just copy across albums to a SD card to play on my PDA.  However I want to be able to play these on my home theatre system too...

I have a PS2 that has an expansion slot.  Can I add a HDD to this & copy my music to this & play from there?  If so, do I need an OS installed?

I know I could buy an IPod, but this extreme since I already have a portable MP3 player.


Cheers, Stevo

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Reply # 33203 17-Apr-2006 19:30
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What do you use to manage your music Library?     
If using iTunes, you could buy an Airport Express and use AirTunes to stream to your hifi.

There are also other Windows Media compatible players - eg Roku Soundbridge, Slim Devices Squeezebox, Netgear MP101, Philips Streamium, LinksysWMLS11B

If you had gone down the XBox path rather than PS2 you could be running XBox Media Centre.  Another option mightbe to find cheap XBox on tradme now the 360 is available.

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Reply # 33264 18-Apr-2006 10:18
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A USB FM sender would let you control your music from your PC, or you could build a small media server PC - if its just for music, you could the whole exercise for about $200 including a new remote control...

I use my iPod exclusively in the lounge for music, its sooooo convenient.

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Reply # 33325 18-Apr-2006 19:52
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Thanks guys,

I found that you can actually turn your PS2 into a media centre (well sort of).  You can purchase a Linux starter kit from Sony Centre for $350 which includes a 40Gb HDD, keyboard.  The Linux OS runs independantly of the PS2 but does include Linux media plyer...

Not a real option for me...  Stevo

Cheers, Stevo

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