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Old 06-08-2015, 08:29 AM - Thread Starter
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Question Reasonably priced box for streaming local 1080p content?

I have a hardwired gigabit network throughout my home. I'm looking for a box that I can use to stream 1080p videos from a ReadyNAS to the TV in the family room. Since my wife and kids will be using it, I would like it to be user friendly, and be able to be controlled by our universal remote (a URC MX-900). We currently use an OPPO BDP-103 to stream videos to our main home theater in the basement. The interface on the OPPO is rather simplistic, but it does an admirable job of handling pretty much every video we throw at it. I'd like something that is equally as robust, but I don't want to spend that kind of money for this box. I would ideally like to keep it under $150, but I might be willing to go a little higher if necessary. I would also prefer it be an all-in-one solution that won't require an external program like Plex to do the decoding. Any suggestions?
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This is what appears to be the choice right now.

http://www.avsforum.com/showthread.php?t=1639937


An out the box ready to go, WDTV Live can pay just about anything you throw at it too, but the UI can be sluggish at times.

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks! Unfortunately, the link isn't working for me. What product was the thread about? I read a little bit about the WD box. It seems like it's kind of buggy. I would probably be fine with it, but I'm worried that my wife and kids will get frustrated.
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go for a raspberry pi2 or a chromebox (guess that was the link that didn't work)
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Okay, I just quickly browsed that very lengthy Chromebox thread. It sounds like all I would need to accomplish what I want is a Chromebox and an IR receiver/remote combo such as this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...iglink20246-20

I would then need to install OpenELEC on the box, and I should be good to go. Is this correct?
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go for a raspberry pi2 or a chromebox (guess that was the link that didn't work)
Yup, even though I'm quite partial to the RPi2 now.

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I've been using a Chromebox+OpenELEC+Kodi for about 6 months now and love it. Works perfectly with my MKV BR rips, never stutters...I've not had a single issue since I installed it. Even simple enough for the wife to use, too.
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I also use chromebox with kodi. Simple, fast and nice interface. Raspberry pi 2 is also very popular nowadays.

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