3D media player

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  1. Sy1441

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    Have a wdtv live but just bought a new 3D tv and looking for the best 3D media player going.

    What's your advice?
     
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    If your happy with just sbs 3d streamed then your wdtv live will do the job
     
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    Does it? Someone on here said it didn't.

    Do I need a certain type of 3D file?
     
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    Media players have a massive range of different features, so a simple 'which is the best 3D player' is impossible to answer.

    Do you want to play half frame SBS 3D or the more recent MVC (full BluRay) 3D?
    Do you want to stream media across your network or store it in the player?
    Do you want a fully automatic video wall generated, or are you happy to create it on the PC, or not interested in a video wall?
    Do you need the player to be able to passthrough, decode or simply not bothered by HD audio
    Do you need support for MVC 3D MKV files?

    and probably the most important question - budget?

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    Budgets not important, like to buy the best.

    It's going to be ran into my Harmon Kardon AVR so one that handles DTS etc.

    I don't actually know much about 3D formats so ideally something that handles them all.

    A good GUI would be nice, had Xbmc on my atv1's years ago and liked it. Wouldn't mind something that would allow me to use my iPad as a remote, a friend does that with his galaxy tab and htpc.

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    And steaming across the network from various NAS devices and local devices is essential. Also need it to be able to share any attached drives with the network.
     
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    Well if you want it to do just about everything then I think the Dune Base 3D would suite.

    Plays just about all formats, but MVC MKV is still to be confirmed as working.
    You can use a host of different video wall programs such as Yadis, My Movies or Zappiti to name just a few.
    Can passthrough the HD audio to your AV system, and uniquely also decode all the HD formats if your AV system is too old to do the decoding.
    If running Zappiti or My Movies there is an app for them that allows you to browse your media and control the player on the iPad.
    If you have an Android device then there is also an app for that to will work with most of the video wall programs.
    Dune players have about the best streaming abilities going.
    Any attached HDD's will be seen on the network as the player will act as a NAS.

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