I've had good success with the PlayOn! MiniHD from ACRyan. It does local
usb, smb, nfs, upnp, has 100tx ethernet (with wifi option). And most
importantly it has played pretty much every file I've ever thrown on it.
It's also silent.
They just came out with version 2 which has a much nicer gui (i have the 1st
version). It runs about 100€ at komplett, so it's an easy option to try.
drew at drewtaylor.comhttp://www.drewtaylor.com
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On Apr 24, 2011 6:23 PM, "Ronan Mullally" <ronan at iol.ie> wrote:
> I'm looking for recommendations on media player hardware. Small
> footprint, low power (built in PSU would be great), very quiet (ie no fan)
> HD output and 5.1 audio (ideally via HDMI or fibre TOSlink) are the main
> requirements. I don't need wifi, 100baseTX would be enough.
>> I'm not particularly worried about DVDs, more streaming media from a file
> server, though DTV would be a plus. IR support would be nice too (perhaps
> re-using my old Xbox remote). I'm probably going to run XBMC, most likely
> on Ubuntu.
>> The Fit PC (http://www.fit-pc.com) is the kind of thing I'm thinking of
> (but uses a clunky 3.5mm -> RCA cable for audio). Are there any
> alternatives out there that have built in DTV or other funky media
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