Originally Posted by halfelite
You cant go wrong with PCH or Dune the main factor is going to be your budget, take something like the v8 at 129$ or step up to A300 at 219$ or step up to the Dunes which I think are almost all priced at 400$+ with the exception of the D1 coming in at 340$
As for realteks I have never had much luck with them always had audio issues, so I dont recommend them to anyone
I used to own a PCH-A300, and I had a horrible experience with it. The internal NMJ / Jukebox would not let me edit anything. I had to scan all of my media every time I added a new movie, which took hours to complete. The worse part was that it lost sound with every movie that had True HD sound track. I had to switch to the secondary AC3 track to get the sound back.
I tried to set up the YAMJ / Eversion, but could not access it via A300. It keep asking me for user name and password.
However, when it did worked, it played the movie fine. Furthermore, my wife and kids had a hard time navigating it and troubleshooting it whenever something went wrong. I just got tired of it and after 3 weeks of ownership, I decided to return it.
It's sad to say it, but my AIOS ($89.99) played all my files better than the A300.
The Dune was plug and play. Combine it with Zappiti, and "it just works." It is sad that the Dune cost more now. I was lucky and bout mine a week prior to the price increase.
However, there are many PCH-A300 owners who are happy with it.