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Master Geek

# 78747 7-Mar-2011 17:14
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Just wondering if anyone has got a portable 2.5" media player (with internal HDD) that can play H.264.

I've been looking around for one I can travel with but the only "branded" one seems to be the
HDX Bone, which is nicely spec'd but seems to have numerous firmware/functionality issues according to the message forums.

There's someone flogging a generic one on TM, but I have no idea if it's any good (under 80 bucks I'm skeptical).

When not used as a media player I want it to act as a non-powered USB hard drive

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  # 447907 12-Mar-2011 21:53
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Use google the are lots of them our check the pricespy website which has a category for them. Don't but ac crappy trademe one

HTPC / Home automation (home assistant) enthusiast.

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  # 447927 13-Mar-2011 02:56
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This site is great for checking out the spec's and capabilities


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  # 448091 14-Mar-2011 03:35
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Yeah it's a pretty good site ... After looking through the portable ones ones it looks like they are all either cheap quality (like the ones on TM) or have dubious reviews.

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  # 448236 14-Mar-2011 15:13
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Im in the same boat but wanting one that does USB and SD cards. Looking around at the complaints, a bulk of them are to do with caption support which I dont give a crap about, and those that complain about it not playing certain files almost always give zero information about the parameters of the files that dont work on them.


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