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The second one also has two USB ports - I use one for the wifi dongle [you're right it would be better built in] and the other for flash drive or external HDD
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1984, I have an Asus O!Play Mini (http://www.amazon.com/OPLAY_MINI-1A-NTS ... 640&sr=8-1) available that should meet all your requirements. I did a fair amount of research before buying it, but then never got around to buying a TV to use it with! It is still brand new. I'll sell it for the same $60 I paid for it and you are welcome to test it to make sure it plays your files.
Interesting! This looks like it would solve my DTS audio issues... It had a remote? Does it have to be plugged into a power source, or just HDD-Oplay-tv?
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Odd, how did you brick it? Have you tried updating the firmware? My older model had some problems so I updated the firmware and everything is good as new. Doing that might also solve your problems.....hopefully.
I think it costs around $100 now (excluding shipping) for the model with built-in wifi.
It occurred during a network outage while updating the firmware.
It is completely unresponsive. The reset button on the bottom does nothing.
Where did you order yours? I've seen them for as cheap as $80 from some online stores in the US (who do not ship to Cambodia).
I bought mine over a year ago in Thailand.
I checked the prices on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... dition=new
A placed called "Beach Camera" offers international shipping to Cambodia.
PTC sell them but the last time I checked they had old stock at the old price, waiting till they get new stock and the new price.
There are a new type of device that also turns you HD TV into an internet device as well as a media player.
Google TV Box
This doesn't appear to be an actual Google release. As far as I know, the only official Google TV (set top box) is made by Sony (around $300). Spec-wise, this one you've linked to doesn't look bad. Given that it is running Android, there shouldn't be any issues with supporting codecs. (Sony always tends to make a mess in the DRM realm, which is one of the main reasons why they were the losers with portable music players).
Back to the WDTV, with the latest firmware release, it can now act as a Slingbox receiver, which (if you have a Slingbox set up overseas) gives you potentially hundreds of additional channels.
If you have always on internet connection fed around the home.. I really like the boxee box system.
Also look into building a XBMC box or the xstreamer products.
Both of the above are head and shoulders superior over stuff like the WD Live, popcorn media hour, etc etc etc.
What fits best depends on how well set up your internet and home networking is. Some people are happy to download and sneakernet files around with a USB thumbdrive. Menus in text only, etc stuff like that.. To get the most out of XBMC or Boxee you need a full net connection and home network but when you do, superb systems, all with cover art, meta data, etc etc etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niNSPokv ... re=related
You can build full ipad 2 way control and all kinds of nice toys..
I just splashed out and bought a 10m DVI - HDMI cable for $14. Plugged it into the second DVI port on the video card, downloaded XBMC and fired it up. Needed a remote control so installed gPad on my phone and PC. Got everything working and can now watch content on the big screen.
The only problems I had were the fact that when setting up Xbmc on the second screen is you need to be able to see the screen and operate the mouse at the same time. Hence the need for a remote touchpad. Xbmc has a remote app but I found goad easier to use.
Gpad can also emulate other touchpad such as the Ms media remote, which also works with xbmc
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