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Hello,

I'm looking for a media player that I could hook up an external drive to and play back all my Blu Ray ISO's will full menu playback, special features, etc. It should also be able to play back in 1080/24p. Does this type of player exist? I was looking at the Popcorn A400 but want to be sure before I make the jump. Thanks to all who respond to me.
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Hello,

I'm looking for a media player that I could hook up an external drive to and play back all my Blu Ray ISO's will full menu playback, special features, etc. It should also be able to play back in 1080/24p. Does this type of player exist? I was looking at the Popcorn A400 but want to be sure before I make the jump. Thanks to all who respond to me.

Why don't you just buy one with a Blu-ray drive built in?
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Why don't you just buy one with a Blu-ray drive built in?

I already have 2 regular blu ray players plus a blu ray drive on my desktop, but thank you for your reply. I just need a player that can playback blu ray iso file with full menu integration at 1080/24p from my external hard drive.
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If you have all of those Blu-ray drives, why do you want to hook up an external Blu-ray drive to a streamer?
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Dune Smart/Max/Duo and PopCorn C300 are able to play ISO with full menus from any hard drives (internal or external). Dune would be a better option if you are going to use multiple HDD simply because their jukebox are more flexible with this kind of setup.

NeoTV 550 is also based on the same chipset and apparently able to play BR disc from an external disc player as well as being able to play ISO with full menus. But I'm not sure this product is sold in the US (and TBH support is far from being good).
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If you have all of those Blu-ray drives, why do you want to hook up an external Blu-ray drive to a streamer?

I'm not trying to hook up an external BD drive to a streamer. Be great if my blu ray player would play back an iso file from an external drive but it does not. Thanks for your reply. I think I'll try the Dune Smart or Popcorn.
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I'm not trying to hook up an external BD drive to a streamer. Be great if my blu ray player would play back an iso file from an external drive but it does not. Thanks for your reply. I think I'll try the Dune Smart or Popcorn.

I misunderstood... When you said "external drive" and Blu-ray, I assumed you wanted to hook up an external Blu-ray drive. Dune Smart player is your best bet.
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I misunderstood... When you said "external drive" and Blu-ray, I assumed you wanted to hook up an external Blu-ray drive. Dune Smart player is your best bet.

Are you referring to the Dune HD Smart H1 1080P Media Player? I found this one on Amazon. I just want to make sure that it outputs in Full HD 1080/24P. Can you confirm this, also does it have Wi Fi?
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Are you referring to the Dune HD Smart H1 1080P Media Player? I found this one on Amazon. I just want to make sure that it outputs in Full HD 1080/24P. Can you confirm this, also does it have Wi Fi?

It does output 1080p/24 but it does not do wifi. You will not want to use wifi with HD media anyway.
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