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Small Form Factor Media player for the old man!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blogins, 28 Aug 2011.

  1. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Just skimmed the surface on what's available in terms of a small media box and found the Asus OPlay HD2...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...-hdd-function-with-usb3-and-usb2-esata-itunes

    My main needs and functions include creating a digital archive of DVDs and Blu-ray films so they can be watched with a click of the remote (already know the above needs a HDD) and also easy front panel access to various memory card formats to browse photos and the odd movie. The Asus OPlay HD2 appears to tick these boxes for a fair price but can I do better for around the same money? Any and all suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    i see a tiny 30-40mm fan on the back, warning, that could be a noisey little blighter
     
  3. walle

    walle Minimodder

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  4. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Small fans ain't what they used to be! My Sky box has two and they are nice and quiet.

    Also that Bit-Tech review is the only rather negative one I've read. All the others sing praises for the Asus OPlay HD2.
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Don't go for an Acer Revo, really struggles with HD streaming :(

    Vagina boon - Peter Griffin
     

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