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mattjtemp -> Media Player recommendations (3/8/2012 12:37:09 PM)


I have an Asus O player, it has a remote control, connects to the Tele and my NAS drive and I can watch home movies, music, films all very well.

But I find the OS clunky and would like to be able to browse you tube, email/web etc and would like a Zune or iTunes approach to the music, I like the D-Link boxee but wondered if anyone had recommendations on this as I always end up buying in haste and repenting at leisure.

Any suggestions will be gratefully googled.

gingerdaniel -> RE: Media Player recommendations (3/8/2012 6:04:37 PM)

I have fully invested in Apple's wares and i have an Appletv, as i already had the other idevices it fits seamlessly in for streaming my content to the tv as well as using netflix, youtube and being able to mirror from my phone/pad means i can also watch 4od/itvplayer and other app based streaming services!

For the 100 it costs it's a nice little addition (although i got mine brought over from the US, saving me a few notes).

However, as i say, i'm invested, so all my media is itunes based and i don't have any issues, some of your files may need to be converted which can take time, but once setup it's a doddle.

Oh and i can control the Appletv from my phone/pad too, the remote you get with it is a bit shit, especially when you want to search on youtube and type.

mattjtemp -> RE: Media Player recommendations (3/8/2012 6:35:27 PM)

Thanks, my step dad is all apples up but though we have ipods and iTunes we have all sorts of naughty file types, I guess my ideal would be a decent firmware update for the o player to allow more flexible browsing and a usb keyboard.

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