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:
I'll be glad to any advice.
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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