Originally Posted by mjf_uk
Yes to all of the above.
Thanks! I've ordered this and am going to give it a shot. For my needs, I could care less about networking issues, netflix or other type services on the box, etc.
Just need it to play BDMV folder movies on an NTFS external HDD and pass video via HDMI and audio via HDMI to AVR (DTS MA/ True HD or in the case of some of my older blu rays, uncompressed PCM).
Downstairs in our living room we have our HTPC which does the blu ray ripping, which I like to rip to folders. Using that HTPC, we watch with TMT software.
But in our home theater, all we have is PS3 and 360, and they are horrible for such playback. We thought of even buying another HTPC for the HT, but it seems like a waste to spend so much on a computer for simply one function. (We even used to lug up upstairs our HTPC to watch stuff off of it and then bring it back down, but that is such a pain) I was thinking there HAS to be a way to play these files without a full blown comptuer, and sure enough, looks like I have found the solution. Thanks again.