I can't find the right device??

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Already using a PS3 to happily stream SD/HD and music in living room but I'm now looking for something cheap and cheerful for occasional streaming to bedroom.

Just can't seem to find the right device.

Must haves

Xvid/DivX/Vob/H.264 support
Composite or Scart out (CRT TV)
USB with NTFS support
IR remote
WiFi and/or 10/100/1000 Ethernet



killer though is budget is only £50

Closest I've found to budget is the WDTV but it lacks streaming support.

any ideas?
 

chewystuey

Active Member
Already using a PS3 to happily stream SD/HD and music in living room but I'm now looking for something cheap and cheerful for occasional streaming to bedroom.

Just can't seem to find the right device.

Must haves

Xvid/DivX/Vob/H.264 support
Composite or Scart out (CRT TV)
USB with NTFS support
IR remote
WiFi and/or 10/100/1000 Ethernet



killer though is budget is only £50

Closest I've found to budget is the WDTV but it lacks streaming support.

any ideas?

yes!

get a bigger budget.
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
yes!

get a bigger budget.

OK budget aside I really don't need all the features of a full blown NMT but need slightly more than a WDTV.

What other devices will meet the criteria above without adding additional uneeded features?

something along the lines of the netgear EVA7000 looks good but it lacks H264 support. I apreciate I'm only conencting it to a CRT so HD media support seems odd but i do have a large (4tb) library of mixed SD/HD media that i would like to stream to the device even if it will only be outputted in SD res.
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
You won't get HD H264 support for that money, ignoring the H264 requirement I would say XBMC.
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
You won't get HD H264 support for that money, ignoring the H264 requirement I would say XBMC.


Good suggestion but too noisy and getting media onto is a pain in the butt. (still got a chipped Xbox in the loft somewhere)

other criteria i missed is it needs to be wife friendly usage wise :rolleyes:
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
No it's not, you just FTP to it, streaming is dead easy via SMB, and WAF is very high.

You could swap out the fan for a quieter one and if you already have one then that's my suggestion £50 under budger :D
 

lmq

Standard Member
Why don't you consider the kaiboer k100, without internal disk.
It's something like the WD TV but with ethernet.

you can find it at hdplex, but i'm not sure about the price though
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Why don't you consider the kaiboer k100, without internal disk.
It's something like the WD TV but with ethernet.

you can find it at hdplex, but i'm not sure about the price though

Does look good but price is nearly 3x my original budget with shipping :(
 

daveymcd

Active Member
Why don't you consider the kaiboer k100, without internal disk.
It's something like the WD TV but with ethernet.

you can find it at hdplex, but i'm not sure about the price though

Do you know if the Kaiboer supports M2TS - don't see it explicitly listed on their site.
 

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