movie and tv streamer - choice of 3?


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ok, I am a bit of a novice at this but have done a fair bit of research and reading here / elsewhere.

my kit is:

vortexbox - mainly for music but i will start using it to rip films, it does them in mkv format but can mirror them to m4

squeezebox touch to amp / speakers

the blu ray player is also connected to the amp and I am happy watching movies in stereo

sony bdp player and sony kdl46nx713

here is what i would like to do....

ditch virgin media - costs £40 per month and we dont even have any of the "premium" or paid for options

change to a broadband provider circa £20 p/m etc with unlimited download and speed around 16 / 20 mbps

throw in a media streamer so i can watch my ripped dvd collection from the vortexbox or access music from a one box solution

the media streamer must be able to do mkv or m4 files and have internet tv options - to subsititue the virgin channels we do have

I think I have narrowed down to these options...

1) boxee box - certainly would work well with the above

2) roku 2xs - looks like it has the most channels, not entirely sure on the streaming support

3) wd tv live

any other thoughts or considerations - ideally no more tha £120!!



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further update / info...

having looked a little further, i can install plex on the vortexbox and roku and will cover the streaming required. So thinking this (roku) is the likely option

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