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Looking for a media streamer that supports the following -

Amazon Instant Video
Vudu - or similar service
Local Media Streaming from PC/Server (DLNA or something like it). Primarily mp3, mp4, native vob and m2ts formats (I could transcode the latter 2 if necessary).


Nice to have -
Netflix
Hulu

This is for the family room so multiple devices won't cut it.

Roku 2 with the newly announced Vudu support doesn't appear to support local streaming
WD Live TV doesn't have Amazon

I already have a Blu-Ray player so I'm not really interested in buying a new one but I'd consider it.

Can't seem to find the right device.

Any ideas are appreciated.
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Looking for a media streamer that supports the following -
Amazon Instant Video
Vudu - or similar service
Local Media Streaming from PC/Server (DLNA or something like it). Primarily mp3, mp4, native vob and m2ts formats (I could transcode the latter 2 if necessary).
Nice to have -
Netflix
Hulu
This is for the family room so multiple devices won't cut it.
Roku 2 with the newly announced Vudu support doesn't appear to support local streaming
WD Live TV doesn't have Amazon
I already have a Blu-Ray player so I'm not really interested in buying a new one but I'd consider it.
Can't seem to find the right device.
Any ideas are appreciated.

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Actually you can built a HTPC, and try that out and see how it works for you, but there isn't a stand alone media player that can do all that. You will either have to built an HTPC or use multiple devices. Unless you use a Roku box, and use Plex Media Server, which will have to transcode your video and possibly audio as well to your TV / Receiver.

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Why not use Plex on the Roku2? It supports direct play and direct streaming which cuts down on transcoding. You get pretty good local streaming with that.

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