I've been searching for a media player under $200 to play my mkv and mp4 files off of my usb-powered seagate freeagent go 1tb external drive. But I'm so confused over all the options out there and not sure which ones can read and give enough power to a usb-powered drive. Any suggestions?
I have this drive for now as well as some usb flash drives for my media. Interested in playback mostly of mkv and mp4, but I also have some avi, divx, wmv, and mpg files too. 1080p playback and ability to pass thru dolby digital and dts are a must. Not interested in hooking up to a nas for now, although I may in the future if I become more tech savvy. I'm not interested in streaming netflix. I do like pandora though, but its not a dealbreaker to not have it. I have an av stand and I'd like a player that looks like an av component and could fit in the stand, so the boxee is out. The ability to download torrents directly through the player would be awesome but I'm realistic and know this may not be possible in my price range. Thanks.