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General Chat Thread, Blu-Ray players... what's good? in General; Originally Posted by tom_newton Don't think the Cambridge Audio will have the iplayer/lovefilm supprt tho :-/ Thats what a media ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Don't think the Cambridge Audio will have the iplayer/lovefilm supprt tho :-/
    Thats what a media PC is for! Mine also has a Blu-Ray HD DVD combo drive in. HD DVD's can be picked up for a pittance brand new on eBay

    Edited to add: You can make a pretty decent HTPC for a few hundered that will not only do what a blu-ray player does, but give full internet and other features as well. I've made quite a few of these over the years and with a HD sattelite or Freeview card you can use it as a PVR as well. It really can be money well spent.
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    You can make a pretty decent HTPC for a few hundered
    I think it would be very easy to end up spending about double the cost of a blu-ray player that could do everything except the record from sat/freeview facility of a media pc (and it would look a lot prettier as well )

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    Media PC is a no-go - none of the streaming services work on linux, and I'm not about to admin a windows box also the wife & I have an agreement about "number of boxes allowed under the tv" so an all-in-one solution gives me more flexibility!

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    I have a Panasonic, but i have a Panasonic TV as well so I get the auto-link. But its brilliant.

    I find Sony products overpriced usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    I have a Panasonic, but i have a Panasonic TV as well so I get the auto-link. But its brilliant.

    I find Sony products overpriced usually.
    Ironicly Sony is one of the cheaper brands here as everyone is realising that they are junky and likely to pull half the features after you buy it as well as their propencity to support 2-3 different formats as opposed to the 30-40 supported by most other hardware.

    If you have a limit on boxes under the TV that is when a media PC makes the most sence as you can pretty much put everything into one box but excluding windows your versitility level hits the floor realitivly quickly.

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    Media PC is a no-go - none of the streaming services work on linux, and I'm not about to admin a windows box also the wife & I have an agreement about "number of boxes allowed under the tv" so an all-in-one solution gives me more flexibility!


    Could get xbmc
    XBMC they do windows, linux and apple tv version. Just add a BR drive and get a nice trackball remote. Media Centre Trackball Remote : RC Remotes : Maplin Electronics

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