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post #1 of 4 Old 12-14-2012, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm aware that Hulu and/or Vudu are fine, but I have a large Amazon VOD Library and lots of freebies as a Prime member. My BD player only supports Netflix, Vudu and something called "FilmFresh(?)"

My router is close enough to be hardwired to my periphials, but I don't know much about HTPC. Could I possibly run direct from my PC or the external hard drive, or is there another way I'm missing? If I need a set-top box of some kind, such as Roku, etc. - which, if any - would run the Amazon in 1080p and 5.1? FWIW - I don't play any video games, so Playstation is not an option unless as a last resort.

My equipment is as follows:

Panasonic PT AE-7000 projector
Pioneer VSX-60 AVR
Oppo BD-103
Netgear N750 WNDR4000 dual-band router

My laptop is a current, loaded up HP, and as I said - anything can easily be hard-wired to the router.

Any help or links would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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if your laptop has an HDMI out on it you can just plug that straight into your projector or receiver and get a little wireless keyboard/trackpad remote like this:

I have one of these and have a desktop computer hooked directly up to my TV. it works great.
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Also, for Amazon VOD on PC, the plugin for XBMC works very well. This allows you to browse, search and play with a remote control rather than a KB/mouse and is free!
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Amazon Vod Streams, including prime are 720p

Tivo will play back amazon vod content in 1080p/24 (no prime) but it must download to the device first.
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