Genius? My wife just called me a baboon. Oh well.
Yes, the Dune and others are made for playback on televisions, usually HD TVs via HDMI. The Dune players are among the best stand alone media players but I don't believe they will play flv files although that might have changed. Somebody more knowledgeable may chime in on that subject. I have an older model, a Dune Base 3.0 and it will not play the flv format. It will play MP4 and most other popular containers. Here is a list the newer Dunes will play: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, Blu-ray-ISO, BDMV, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS.
The Western Digital SMP will play flv files although I have a few it won't play. Now and then you may encounter a file of supported type that will not play, it happens but normally isn't too much of problem.
Last edited by Bob Olink; 07-25-2014 at 08:15 PM.