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Good afternoon.
I decided to buy a device to watch FULL HD movies on my TV.

I have the following uses cases of the device:

1) Watching movies.

    I have some full HD movie (a .mkv file, 16 GB size) on a PC.

    I downloaded this file from my PC to the device, that I want to buy, using Wi-Fi.

    I watch the downloaded movie on my TV, using a purchased device, by XBMC.

    P.S. In the room, where the TV stands, is a bad Wi Fi signal . So I have to download a movie on the device, and then watch it.

 

2) View photos.

    I want to browse the photo archive, which is stored in the cloud storage, on the TV. Therefore, I need a comfortable remote control.

   

3) Listening to music.

    I have a PC with a library of music files.

    Also I can deploy a local file server. Then the music files will be available through url like this http://192.168.0.4:80/1.

    I want to be able to play these files without downloading them.

 

I researched the market of such devices within a few days. I found a lot of candidates for purchase. However, all of them have disadvantages. The main requirement for me is able to playback Full HD video.

 

My current candidates for buying:

http://www.vidon.me/android_blu_ray_box.htm

http://www.pivosgroup.com/aios.html

-your candidates

 

 

I'll be glad to any advice.

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Never heard of the aios player. I would stay away from the videonme. A lot of users on here have mucho problems with it. The wdtv live smp ($85) and the Kdlinks 700/720 are my favorite players. They should suit your needs just fine.
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The part that I think will give you problems is finding a media player that you can copy files to over the network. This would mean that the hard drive attached to the media player is effectively a NAS, right?

I'm sure some exist but that would definitely be some kind of advanced feature. I think the Boxee Box could do this?

You would probably be happier if you hard wired your player to your network or periodically connected your hard drive to your pc to load media files.


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+1 pisoccer. Yeah, I assumed he was using sneakernet to transport the files. The wdtv and kdlinks can both be used as a nas, but these, including most streamers have painfully slow network speeds. Transferring BD rips to the HDD's connected to these units will be very time consuming indeed.
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Hmm, this is bad, that the speed of downloading movies is a small.

Guys advised to buy ASUS VM40B-S003M. Do I understand correctly that this device will not have such problems?

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I'm not sure about that Asus NUC. The transfer speeds are usually limited by the network card and the processor. But that should be fine.
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