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Old 09-27-2013, 09:32 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking to buy a device for my in-laws that they can use to watch videos from memory sticks. They're 70-76 years old and not technically inclined. They have a 40"hdtv hooked up through composite and think nothing of it despite having hdmi and component. They won't pay for an hd box or for hd programming from their provider. Their internet is dsl but it seems to be 768kbps.

They just need to be able to turn it on, insert the memory stick and select the video. Is there anything out there that I can get for them? I don't care if it's a streaming box or a bluray player.

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By memory stick do you mean USB flashdrive? Also what type of media are you going to be playing? What's your budget?

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Thank you for your response

Yes. Usb flash drive. I prefer mkv and avi compatibility but I can work around that. Two channel audio is fine for them. They don't have surround sound. They often forget to record tv shows and I'd like to convert my recordings for them and we send them videos of the kids. It would be nice if they were able to access the network websites so that I wouldn't have to convert often but I'd still like to use a usb flash drive.
Under $200 as a budget. I fear that this will never get used.

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WDTV will be the inexpensive one usually going for $99.99.

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WDTV will be the inexpensive one usually going for $99.99.

Thank you. I look forward to researching this, and then setting it up before I give it to them. tongue.gif

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