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Hi to everyone,

I searched all the forum and I could not find a specific thread which discussed this problem: I need a good quality device that can preform 3 functions:
1. BR/DVD player that handles lots of different formats,
2. HDD (possibly standalone ********** enabled) for media recording & Sharing with all TV/Projectors/PC in my home,
3. Network enabled for sharing and streaming Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Direct and Vudu (in this order).

I own an Oppo93 (modded BR/DVD Region Free) and does almost everything except HDD Recording and sharing and is not compatible with Hulu and Amazon Direct.

Thanks in Advance!
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Hi to everyone,
I searched all the forum and I could not find a specific thread which discussed this problem: I need a good quality device that can preform 3 functions:
1. BR/DVD player that handles lots of different formats,
2. HDD (possibly standalone ********** enabled) for media recording & Sharing with all TV/Projectors/PC in my home,
3. Network enabled for sharing and streaming Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Direct and Vudu (in this order).
I own an Oppo93 (modded BR/DVD Region Free) and does almost everything except HDD Recording and sharing and is not compatible with Hulu and Amazon Direct.
Thanks in Advance!

Only a home theater personal computer would be able to accomplish all of your goals.
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Only a home theater personal computer would be able to accomplish all of your goals.

+1 on HTPC.
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I apologize for mentioning smtg that had to be censored. I will be more careful in future.
Thanks for advising me PCHT... in fact I do have a spare desktop with Pentium 3 and 1GB ram.
Is that any where near sufficient to work smoothly in the HTPC scenario?
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I do have a spare desktop with Pentium 3 and 1GB ram.
Is that any where near sufficient to work smoothly in the HTPC scenario?
Probably not for playback of HD content. I also have an old P3/1GB that I turned into a media-PC. It is quite adequate for recording from a PC tuner, acting as a TiVo server and sharing media to my streamers. But it doesn't have the horsepower for playing back BD rips; it does OK on DVD but nothing to write home about.

You could configure it and use it in combination with your Oppo and be very happy.
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I apologize for mentioning smtg that had to be censored. I will be more careful in future.
Thanks for advising me PCHT... in fact I do have a spare desktop with Pentium 3 and 1GB ram.
Is that any where near sufficient to work smoothly in the HTPC scenario?
No
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