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Topic # 113696 24-Jan-2013 19:24
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Hello,

I'm a Kiwi, but haven't lived in NZ for two years.

Can anyone help me, as the Subject states I'm after  Recommendation for Media Player, but it must be USB3 Compatible.

Where I am I tend to download most television programmes to 1TB Hard drives(USB3), play through a media player and then HDMI cable to my Toshiba LCD Television. 

Doesn't need to be fancy, just have heaps of file formats already loaded. 

I have friend coming to visit shortly and he could bring it up to me. Thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 750540 25-Jan-2013 07:17
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http://cdlnz.com/index.html?do=viewproduct&p=MEDIAP1&code=ACR-PV73700

RRP is about $229 but prob pickup cheaper than that if you look around.

Any particular reason you need USB3 ?




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  Reply # 750637 25-Jan-2013 11:45
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Thanks for the recomendation.

The reason that I need USB3 is that my Hard drives are all USB3.

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  Reply # 750651 25-Jan-2013 12:10
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the only advantage of USB3 would be the transfer rate if you needed to copy from an external drive to the internal one.

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  Reply # 750662 25-Jan-2013 12:54
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your HDDs are most likely backwards compatible with USB2 when connected to USB2 they will just transfer at USB2 speeds. so you shouldn't need to worry about USB3 requirement, for playing back videos there wont be any difference in speed.



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  Reply # 754009 31-Jan-2013 17:20
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Thank you everyone for your advice.

Took my USB3 Hard Drives to Bangkok and yup they did work on USB2 Media Players, so I purchased a Western Digital TV Live (WDBGXT0000NBK) for NZD150 from a WD Shop, a little bit cheaper than NZ, but is fantastic!

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