Have been looking into various options for this. All I really want it to be able to do is:
- play video files from my external hard drive
- be able to download movies and store them on my external harddrive
- use tv/music streaming services like TVNZ on demand, skygo, lightbox, spotify etc
My initial thinking was to go with a very cheap chromebox or chromebook, but now I understand that those won't work with lightbox (because that service uses silverlight). I suspect that I wouldn't be able to install a bittorrent-type programme on those either.
So is my best option just to buy a cheap laptop? That will have way more functionality than I need, but it doesn't seem like there's anything with less functionality that still meets my needs.
Appreciate any advice here.