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Is media player the answer?

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varunsareen

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I have a LED LG TV with one usb and 3 hdmi ports. I have 2 2TB/ 1TB hdds with media in it that i'd like to have access to on my TV at all times.
So basically i am looking for a solution where i can connect both my USB HDDs to the TV.
Is media player the answer?
If yes, which is the cheapest that i can use?
And which port on my TV will it occupy?
I wouldnt mind if it also had a network port to connect to my wifi router.
 

bobby0909

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Hi

For your requirements Asus O Play mini is perfect.....but it doesn't have any network capabilities.

my 2 cents
 

varunsareen

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Hi

For your requirements Asus O Play mini is perfect.....but it doesn't have any network capabilities.

my 2 cents

Thank Bobby, but this player has just one USB port and i have 2 hdd's to connect. Will the USB extender/ adaptor work on it for both my hdd's to connect?
 

manniraj

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Thank Bobby, but this player has just one USB port and i have 2 hdd's to connect. Will the USB extender/ adaptor work on it for both my hdd's to connect?

I have connected using a 3 port USB hub with 2 HDD but unfortunately the Asus O! Play does not recognise any. I have not tried with a powered hub but I think it may also not support reading 2 external HDD using a hub.
 

Ajay_k73

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Instead of going for the media player, go for Raspberry PI. In the past, I have used Asus O Play mini but remote stop working after 3 years. Like you, I was also searching for the cheap solution with the Network and my search ended with this product. Installed kodi on that and get access to lots of online stuff...
 

Rastapopulus

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Buy the HP mini PC and connect the hard disks to it.
Connect the HDMI from PC to TV.
If I remember correct, the PC has a HDMI out.
 

dipdawiz

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As I am using one so can suggest Amkette evo tv mc. Android - audio passthrough - 1080p - wifi - 3 USB port and SD slot - pre installed XBMC. Almost lag free in 1080p with wifi, but sometimes it buffers. With wired connection virtually no lag. Priced around 5.5k. I connect two 1tb HDD without any problem.
 
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