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If you only want to play your rip content and do not care about 3D or online streaming such as Netflix, Hulu ect. The ones to look at are the Dune and Mede8er. If you want to take a chance and try PCH (popcorn hour) then you can, but I don't recommend them anymore.
Mede8er is a good media player, and they've got good online customer service and a good forum. The only thing I don't like is their jukebox. They do not have a fully supported jukebox. You need to use YAMJ to Mede8er for movies, and another program for TV Shows. I am hoping in the near future this will change.
I currently own two Dune media players. Dune Smart Series D1, and Dune TV303D, which I just got it yesterday. I was having some audio drops issues with the TV303D, but I later found that I didn't update to the newest B5 firmware. After updating the firmware the audio drop issues went away. I use Zappiti as my jukebox, which is easy and simple to use for me. I've heard of several people having difficulty setting it up.
However, you can't go wrong wither either media player. If you want something more inexpensive that has Netflix and Hulu, the WDTV would be an option.