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In search of a MEDIA PLAYER

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

I'm looking for an external Media Player in order to play my Avi/DivX files on my TV.

My requirements are:
- Able to play Avi/DivX files. The more formats supported, the better.
- Able to play subtitle .srt files
- Hard drive of 100 gigabytes or more
- Reasonable price

Do you know of such a player?

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
Popcorn Hour, although you'll have to add your own HDD.

Cheers
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks but I don't have an external HDD and I'm looking to buy it in a single package with the media player.
post #4 of 6
It'll take an internal too.

I really don't think there's anything like it out there. I sure wouldn't let the fact that you can't order a hdd with it from stopping you. How long does it take to put a hdd in it, what, 5 minutes?
post #5 of 6
Put in a second vote for PopCorn Hour

Putting an internal HD is really easy.

The interface is not up to par with an AppleTV but it plays everything I wanted (including MKV and divx)
post #6 of 6
Popcorn Hour - internal HD very easy to fit. I've got one and it does a good job - plays nearly every format, and has good subtitle support for SRT files. Does a good job with HD - but has composite, S-video, component and HDMI outputs from 480i to 1080p resolutions.

Also the AppleTV hacked to run XBMC is worth looking at - though is SD and low-end HD only really.

Some of the other low-end media players have basic SRT support - you have to ensure a common filename for the AVI and SRT file with the only naming difference being the SRT or AVI extension on many of them otherwise it won't see the file.
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