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    I have to admit it, the iPad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Chazzy, is that the dell xps M2010? (or whatever the modern equivelent is). Built one of those from spares/scrap a while ago and managed to nick the bluray player for myself. Quite impressed
    Yeap, and it has no problems (rather rare for this laptop) it's built like a tank so you'll need Mr T to carry it for you. I call it the Transputer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I have to admit it, the iPad....
    Transputer beats girly iPad


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Does not state if it will play .MKVs........ will have to find out as if so I may bite the bullet and finally get one.
    Why not make a Media Centre PC with a blu ray drive, HDD of choice and as long as all components are HDCP compliant ( Screen, graphics card etc ) it should be good to go for blu ray, mkv etc etc

    Pretty sure power dvd will play back blu ray and you can use any other player of your choice to playback other formats

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Why not make a Media Centre PC with a blu ray drive, HDD of choice and as long as all components are HDCP compliant ( Screen, graphics card etc ) it should be good to go for blu ray, mkv etc etc

    Pretty sure power dvd will play back blu ray and you can use any other player of your choice to playback other formats
    I've already got one of these:



    So am ok - would be nice to replace my DVD with a Bray player though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Does not state if it will play .MKVs........ will have to find out as if so I may bite the bullet and finally get one.
    I don't think anything made by Sony does. The BDPS370 only supports DivX HD rather than DivX Plus HD (H.264 MKVs with AAC/MP3/AC3 audio).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Why not make a Media Centre PC with a blu-ray drive, HDD of choice and as long as all components are HDCP compliant (Screen, graphics card etc.) it should be good to go for blu ray, mkv etc
    That's what I did...

    Dell U2711 + Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP + ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 + AnyDVD HD = awesome.

    I managed to get the 27" LCD for £523.66 inc. VAT using various discount codes which I thought was quite a good price and definitely my best purchase this year. If I was going to buy a standalone Blu-Ray player though I would probably go for one of the Dune players. They literally do play everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Does not state if it will play .MKVs........ will have to find out as if so I may bite the bullet and finally get one.
    assuming its the same as the software in my sony tv im 90% cerian no. Also be aware it seems to have a very small buffer on iplayer i found it very stop start compared to a pc but your mileage may vary
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Why not make a Media Centre PC with a blu ray drive, HDD of choice and as long as all components are HDCP compliant ( Screen, graphics card etc ) it should be good to go for blu ray, mkv etc etc

    Pretty sure power dvd will play back blu ray and you can use any other player of your choice to playback other formats
    because hdcp can be a pain. set mine up all hdmi so pc-amp-tv and if you turn off amp still displays but then media centre just complains dvd app in use and keeps resizing desktop. plugged in pc-tv-amp (still all hdmi) its fine but to get bluerays working again was a pain had to uninstall logmein update power dvd and video drivers or all i got was sound. all this for an innefectual copy protection method all it does is hack of people who buy it legit if id downloaded the film wouldnt of happened

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    I've joined the blu-ray society and got a Sony BDP-S370 from Richer Sounds


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    I'm sat here wondering what I bought this year and realised I'd better not tell the missus. LOL.

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    A DishWasher....oh my God why did i wait so long!! dishwasher= more black ops time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's either the Nexus One or the meatball mariana from Subway.
    It's not the Nexus one, that's for sure, that only leaves the meatball marinara from Subway and I'd have to agree with you as it is delicious !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtdmitchell View Post
    A DishWasher....oh my God why did i wait so long!! dishwasher= more black ops time
    On my to do list but can only get one after moving as no space in the kitchen for a dish washer yet sigh

    Paying off debt and will be saving up for a quad bike

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    Has to be a toss-up betwixt the Nexus One, and the Logitech Harmony One remote....I have no idea how I functioned without either of these!

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    I think I'm almost mac-o-fied. Added an iPhone 4 after ditching the blackberry. And only bought an iPad 2 weeks ago. Still not a mac fanboy though .

    Let's go for the iPad this year. Worth every penny.



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