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kz
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8th Jan 10 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi. Certain programmes like Lost I download as I don't have Sky. Upstairs I just copy the file via wi-fi to my PS3 (as streaming usually buffers badly) and then watch it, job done

However, downstairs there is no PS3. I used to just burn off a DVD of the file, but it's hard to track down free software and I find it usually lip syncs... other than buying a DVD player with a USB drive on it (would rather not have the drive sticking out as I play) is there a way of doing all the things a PS3 can do, without having to buy another PS3?

In other words something that has a hard drive, connects via wifi and can see video files!?
Cavey
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Popcorn Hour 120 (I think it's that model anyway)

Or the Western Digitial equivalent is what you're after.

Rename the topic to media centre, and you should get some related links about them I think?
oceansoul
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Something like popcorn hour?
noshua
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Popcorn Hour A100 or A110 will work - A110 supports DTS audio de-coding (no need for an amplifier to de-code it).

Western Digital TV is around 60 brand new and will do the job (place it on a USB stick and play - or you can stream from a network [not the PS3 its-self though]).

In comparison, A100 is around 80-100 second-hand, A110 being 140-150 and the WDTV being around 45-60.

EDIT: Just noticed you mentioned WiFi, as you mentioned though it stutters quite badly, mainly because WiFi is shit. The A100 and A110 can support WiFi with an additional add-on (http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/index.php?pluginoption=productinfo&item_id=9) and the WDTV can do it with a third party firmware and a WiFi adapter (http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=usb_wireless_dongles_table_page).

If I was in your situation, I'd save my money and get the WDTV and a USB adapter for WiFi/Ethernet.

[Edited on 08-01-2010 by noshua]
kz
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Cool cheers I'll look into it

 
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