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    Sumvision Cyclone

    Looking to buy one of these found this one:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision-Cyclone-Micro-Upscaling-Player/dp/B002BC662G]Sumvision Cyclone Micro Upscaling Media Player HDMI NEW: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    Is that the cheapest it's available for?

    Thanks.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Looking to buy one of these found this one:

    Sumvision Cyclone Micro Upscaling Media Player HDMI NEW: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    Is that the cheapest it's available for?

    Thanks.

    Ben
    my collegue Mr B has one of these and isnt that impressed Ben

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    Whats the problem he has with it people rave about it on ebuyer.

    Will list some alternatives tomorrow.

    Ben

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    I brought one about a month ago and its fine for the wife and kids!

    If your bothered about proper HD 1080p quality then dont get it but is you just want to play some avi's on your telly then its fantastic.

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    I have one of these and it's great.

    I stream HD video (720p) via a 200mbps 'Homeplug' (Extra Value 200Mbps Pass-through Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack - Ebuyer) from my Home Network to it with very few problems. It has the advantage of being network enabled (unlike some other HD players) and it plays MKVs, VOBs, ISOs, AVIs etc... with no bother at all.

    It also has inputs for two USB drives or memory cards.

    The only thing I haven't been able to get to work is the YouTube function which I believe is a problem for other people as well. I have upgraded the firmware, but still no joy.

    I also have a Western Digital WDTV box and the Sumvision is equally as good if not better than that. The menus are a bit slicker on the WDTV, but so what?

    Hope this helps?

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    I have one of these and it's great.

    I stream HD video (720p) via a 200mbps 'Homeplug' (Extra Value 200Mbps Pass-through Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack - Ebuyer) from my Home Network to it with very few problems. It has the advantage of being network enabled (unlike some other HD players) and it plays MKVs, VOBs, ISOs, AVIs etc... with no bother at all.

    It also has inputs for two USB drives or memory cards.

    The only thing I haven't been able to get to work is the YouTube function which I believe is a problem for other people as well. I have upgraded the firmware, but still no joy.

    I also have a Western Digital WDTV box and the Sumvision is equally as good if not better than that. The menus are a bit slicker on the WDTV, but so what?

    Hope this helps?

    Andrew
    I dont think the player I linked to has a network port. What one do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I dont think the player I linked to has a network port. What one do you have?
    I think it's the MKII version.

    It cost me about 70 fairly recently.

    Andrew

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    I have one too. very impressed with it.. streams m2ts and mkv fine from my synology nas..

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    i've got one of these (the one you linked to not the bigger bro with network) and it's great for watching videos on a tv. Only problem i have had is that if the av cable isn't in quite right you get a dodgy picture, but if it's in properly it's fine.
    Picture quality is great (on a non-hd tv...), definitely worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    I think it's the MKII version.

    It cost me about 70 fairly recently.

    Andrew
    This is the one I have...
    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision-Cyclone-Adaptor-Supports-firmware/dp/B002U2SJC2/ref=pd_sim_ce_13]Sumvision Cyclone MKV FULL 1080p HD Adaptor Media: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    Andrew

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    Cool thanks guys it's just for use with my lcd tv with hdmi in the bedroom to watch ip tv shows downloaded to usb stick, don't have internet at home so don't need that sort of connectivity anway.

    Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Looking to buy one of these found this one:

    Sumvision Cyclone Micro Upscaling Media Player HDMI NEW: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    Is that the cheapest it's available for?

    Thanks.

    Ben
    I have one - got from eBuyer. Love it - good for not having to have the PC on in the living room when wanting to watch something!

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