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Is there such a thing as a cheap yet decent media box that plays mkvs with 7.1 audio?

I've been using an old pc as a media player, but I hate using a mouse to navigate on the couch.
Is there such a thing as a cheap yet decent media box with a nice simple remote that can grab mkvs off a server and play with 7.1 audio through a TXNR1009? I was hoping there was something out there analogous to the roku3 but with a more robust audio ability.
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wdtv is your cheapest bet
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thx buddy.
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I got some refurb LaCie LaCinemas for $30. They'll bitstream the higher end codecs to your receiver.

The box and remote are very stripped down.
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Fire TV with XBMC loaded onto it
How can you recommend something that wont play a single 7.1 hd audio codec like he asked
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