Originally Posted by akadennis
thanks for your reply. i'm fairly new to this whole media player thing so please excuse my lack of knowledge. i'm basically looking for a media player that will do what I currently do with my existing blu-ray player which is hook up my NTFS formated external HD to it and play back my full disc copy of my blu-ray. It plays exactly like the original blu-ray. I would like to use a media player for my room because it's hard to find a current model blu-ray player that is not infected with Cinavia.
1) Dune media player Smart series. They are solid, stable, but are expensive for 3 yrs old hardware. The customer service and support is almost non-existent.
2) Mede8er 1185 chip old / 1186 chip new. 1185 is 2D / 1184 can play 3D. Both excellent media players, I do not like their jukebox, and it doesn't recognize forced subs. 1185 can't play BD ISO, 1186 will play BD ISO's. More inexpensive, custumer service and support is excellent. Probably 30% cheaper than Dune and PCH.
3) PCH A200 / 210 they are good media players, but discontinued. I own the PCH-A210 and it plays everything I've got (2D only). Their A300 and A400 aren't worth buying.
Out of the 3, I would recommend the Mede8er. Unless you want to spend more money for the Dune, which I own and plays everything without issues, but I've heard and read of some people having issue with them.