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I'd like to buy an all-in-one sigma based device where I can take some of my MKV movies over to somebody's house, plug it in and watch them.

Lots of devices out there without HDD's, but I can't find one with. WD Live would be my choice otherwise.
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I'd like to buy an all-in-one sigma based device where I can take some of my MKV movies over to somebody's house, plug it in and watch them.

Lots of devices out there without HDD's, but I can't find one with. WD Live would be my choice otherwise.
There a couple units with slots for a HDD that you can put in yourself. However, a WD Live-SMP with a small 2TB WD 2.5" USB powered HDD will nicely fit the bill of being small and portable and have greater flexibility -- all at a substantially lower price point. Especially true if you buy a portable HDD with USB-3 -- plug it into your PC and load files to it really fast.

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There a couple units with slots for a HDD that you can put in yourself. However, a WD Live-SMP with a small 2TB WD 2.5" USB powered HDD will nicely fit the bill of being small and portable and have greater flexibility -- all at a substantially lower price point. Especially true if you buy a portable HDD with USB-3 -- plug it into your PC and load files to it really fast.

Yeah, that's probably a better idea. Thanks
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List of Sigma chip players at iboum: http://www.iboum.com/net-media-players.php?sort=sortrating&chip=sigma&pfilt=&hdd=&net=&lan=&fan=&lcd=&xbmc=&51d=&51p=&71d=&71p=&year=&ppp=40&bd=&dvd=&dvbt=&3D=&sparam=&ikey=&pg=1&rp=sigma.

Just curious... why only Sigma chips? The Medi8tor is Realtek but has media players that will fit the bill otherwise.
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Just curious... why only Sigma chips? The Medi8tor is Realtek but has media players that will fit the bill otherwise.

Big fan of Sigma. My SageTV setup uses Sigma.
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OK. Looks like you have nice options on Sigma-based players. WD players are very popular. Best of luck.
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