Originally Posted by MeeZ01
i am trying to decide which player to get. it will be my first media player. i am trying to decide between the AIOS or the WD TV Live SMP. and now this one comes along and sounds tempting. but i don't like the credit card remote. if they can change it before launch, i might consider it.
I've got the AIOS, and I like it. I wanted a simple player that would play all of my rips, and that's what it does. However, you do have to do a little bit of work to get the NFS share hack working and the jukebox, but it isn't bad since Aasoror can help you with that.
I bought the WDTV2 as a xmas present for my parents, and they love it specially Pandora. I tested my rips, and it played all of them (m2ts, mkv, m4v). The only thing with WDTV2 is that it doesn't play HD sound. My parents have an older 5.1 surround sound so this wasn't an issue for them or me.
I like the WDTV because it is an all around box. You can play your ripped movies, netflix, hulu, vude, youtube, pandora, etc. It was easy to set up, and you can set up a jukebox for it as well. I haven't done this for my parents since it would be too much info for them. They just want something simple.
So, if you don't want to spend too much money and want a well rounded box, I would suggest the WDTV2.'
If you want something to just play your ripped movies, I would suggest AIOS. AIOS just updated their FW to be able to access PlayOn. I haven't tested this yet.