Hey folks, hello...so, i have finally actually decided to get a hd media player...and am currently almost certain to buy the new eGreat M34A. I was thinking about a WDTV HD Media Player at first, but after I read through all the pages regarding it on the forum (many many pages lol), I changed my mind. It seems that it has alot of bugs despite its low price and paying a bit more to get the M34A in my eyes seems like a better choice, even for having some "add-ons" (like hdmi 1.3a, network features, better playback compatiblity) compared to the WDTV...(no offense WDTV users)
Here is what i want to use the NMT M34A for:
I have a 42" Panasonic plasma, 1080p, 100Hz, 24p cinema ; and a 1TB SATA II external USB 2.0 HDD in NTFS.
I want to play mainly:
- divx/xvid .avi files in SD and HD 720p with one or two audio tracks
- .mkv files mostly 720p, but 1080p aswell
the mkv's are h264 or x264 with audio AC3 5.1 or AAC or DTS
- quicktime .mov files 1080p (trailers from apple)
- .wmv 720p
- .mpg (mpeg2 recorded from dvb-t)
Can anyone tell me if the eGreat will play them fine ? I read its specifications, but I want to make sure (eventhough nothing is 100% flawless)...
Also, if the mkv files have 23.976 fps, is that ok (i heard that the WDTV has problems) ? The eGreat has some kind of auto function right?
I would play the files via USB from my SATAII drive...I am also considering to stream the files from the PC, but i am not sure how that works. If you need some kind of USB Wifi-key card or something? And is there a way to install the NMT apps (enabling the player to use them), having the drive both NTFS and both EXT3 ? Like some partition ?
Another thing, I read from few people they had problems starting up the M34A (not seeing the NTFS drive) until they upgraded to February fw via USB stick (FAT formatted). I heared there will be a new fw released around June enabling DTS...
So yeah, overall, if anyone could answer some of those questions and throw in some own experience from having the M34A (if someone already has it), I would be really pleased...
Thanks alot !
P.S. I assume someone may suggest another player, but i got just $196 to spend :-) So no Twix for me lol