Best low cost media player - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-22-2014, 07:33 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ethanj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Irvine, CA.
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi guys,

What is the best low cost media player today. I am looking for something $50 or below. I tried the Micca Speck and it was just too flaky and the remote was terrible. I just want something that plays all formats, don't need wifi streaming or apps, and don't need Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD.

Thanks.
ethanj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-22-2014, 10:58 PM
AVS Special Member
 
amesdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 19
I see Amazon has a new Streaming Media Players comparison section.

You might want to check it out for a broad comparison of many of the currently-available streaming media players.
amesdp is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Advanced Member
 
Alx330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 844
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 44
WDTV Live still remains the best cheap player for now. The WDTV Play is the the cheaper model but just lacks DVD playback support if that matters.

There are a few xbmc android boxes too, they are okay and can play most things but not quite as good as WDTV, you will find loads of them on amazon, newgg or dealextreme.
Alx330 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-23-2014, 07:21 AM
Member
 
ash_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 20
I agree, especially if you want DTS-HD, the WDTV Live is the best most affordable player out there right now.
ash_man is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-23-2014, 03:43 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ethanj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Irvine, CA.
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I don't need or want wifi streaming. Just media playback.
ethanj is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Member
 
ash_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Who said anything about wifi?
ash_man is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-23-2014, 03:45 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ethanj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Irvine, CA.
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks alx and ash_ man. I will check out wdtv and android boxes.
ethanj is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-24-2014, 04:30 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Brajesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 41
Re: Android boxes, only one I'd recommend is OUYA running SPMC (the unofficial XBMC). I've tried Pivos XIOS and the Little Black Box. Both are lacking (performance).

HD Media Keen Videosaurus
Brajesh is offline  
Reply Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming

Tags
Western Digital Wd Tv Live Streaming Media Player , Micca Speck Full Hd Ultra Portable Digital Media Player For Usb Drives And Sd Sdhc Cards

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off