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Media Player with HDD/SSD, USB, HDMI & Bluetooth

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sathiamoorthy

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Hi folks,

I'm new to the forum. I'm looking to purchase a Media Player with these facilities.

I would be highly obliged if gurus can help me choose one.


Cheers

SM
 

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Hi Sathiamoorthy ji good that you've created a thread yourself. This forum is a friendly and warm place and you'll surely get some good suggestions here. May not be an exact match to your requirement but this thread talks of portable media players and I find FM Linusxguru's post very interesting.

The thread: http://www.hifivision.com/portable-audio-players-accessories/57737-sansa-clip-xduoo-x2-fiio-x1.html

Linuxguru's post: http://www.hifivision.com/portable-...sansa-clip-xduoo-x2-fiio-x1-2.html#post659395

Also check the sub forum http://www.hifivision.com/media-streaming-players/

and http://www.hifivision.com/portable-audio-players-accessories/

The latter is portable player though which has both advantages and disadvantages. Choose the one that suits you.
 
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I have a media PC on sale in the forum http://www.hifivision.com/sale-owner/59238-foxconn-intel-atom-barebones-pc-4gb-ram.html#post661572. I was using this fanless PC for only music streaming from my NAS server connected over USB to external DAC. It has in-built wifi and you can get any tiny usb bluetooth adapter for this requirement. It comes pre-built with all the required hardware except a hard disk. You can either get a new HDD preferably a SDD for going with Windows OS installation or just a pendrive if going with like Linux/Daphile based OS as you are going to use this exclusively for music only purpose. PM me if you are interested.
 
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sathiamoorthy

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This forum is a friendly and warm place and you'll surely get some good suggestions here. May not be an exact match to your requirement but this thread talks of portable media players and I find FM Linusxguru's post very interesting.

The thread: http://www.hifivision.com/portable-audio-players-accessories/57737-sansa-clip-xduoo-x2-fiio-x1.html

Linuxguru's post: http://www.hifivision.com/portable-...sansa-clip-xduoo-x2-fiio-x1-2.html#post659395

Thank you Capt sir. Yes, people seem to be very helpful.

The player referred in Linuxguru's thread is a portable player. I'm looking at a powered box.
 
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sathiamoorthy

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I have a media PC on sale in the forum http://www.hifivision.com/sale-owner/59238-foxconn-intel-atom-barebones-pc-4gb-ram.html#post661572. I was using this fanless PC for only music streaming from my NAS server connected over USB to external DAC. It has in-built wifi and you can get any tiny usb bluetooth adapter for this requirement. It comes pre-built with all the required hardware except a hard disk. You can either get a new HDD preferably a SDD for going with Windows OS installation or just a pendrive if going with like Linux/Daphile based OS as you are going to use this exclusively for music only purpose. PM me if you are interested.

Thank you Manniraj ji but I'm not keen on PC for music. I have a laptop too which I can use but I don't want to boot up a device and use keyboard, mouse and display.

I wish to find something which has onboard display and songs can be selected by remote.
 
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manniraj

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Thank you Manniraj ji but I'm not keen on PC for music. I have a laptop too which I can use but I don't want to boot up a device and use keyboard, mouse and display.

I wish to find something which has onboard display and songs can be selected by remote.

Yes I agree that this does not have an onboard display but you can install any software player like foobar/jriver etc and use an app over the mobile/tab and control it without the need to have a display. Good luck on your search and I hope you get it as per your requirements/priorities.
 
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sathiamoorthy

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WDTV is available in India from four distributors:

Ingram Micro India Ltd
5th Floor, Block-B, Godrej IT Park
02 Godrej Business District, Pirojshanagar
L.B.S. Road, Vikhroli West, Mumbai-400 079
Phone: +91.22.3989.4645
Fax: +91.22.3989.1000
Ingram Micro delivers global technology and supply chain services to help businesses realize the promise of technology.
Ajay.Sharma2@ingrammicro.com

Iris Computers Ltd.
A-155, Road No.-4, Mahipalpur
New Delhi 110037
Phone: +91.011.2678.2505
One the largest domestic IT distribution companies in india
rohit.arora@iriscomputers.net

Neoteric Infomatique Ltd
Unit No. U201, 2nd Floor
Matulya Center-A, 249
Senapati Bapat Marg ,Lower Parel (W)
Mumbai 400 013
Phone: +91.022.4085.9600
Fax: +91.022.4085.9694
neoteric - One of Indias leading National IT Distributors, IT Distributors Mumbai
sales@neoteric.co.in

Redington India Limited
Plot No.8 & 11 (SP)
Thiru Vi Ka Industrial Estate
Guindy Chennai 600032
Phone: +91.044.4224.3353
Fax: +91.044.2225.3799
Supply Chain Solutions Provider in the Information Technology and Digital Life Style Products
chandrasekar.k@redington.co.in

Has anyone dealt with any of them? How is their service support?
 
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Re: Media Player with HDD/SSD, USB, HDMI & Bluetooth

@sathiamoorthy, the distributors will not be involved with you directly. Western digital has a dedicated office and support in Blore.
You will be interacting with them, so there is no need for you to be worried about the distributor.
And as far as bluetooth, what i have done is attach a logitech bluetooth speaker adapter to connected to my altec lansing Mx5021.
 
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Pic of the logitech but adapter. I use my mobile phone bluetooth to play music to my mx5021 thru this adapter. And my music source is from phone and Wd nas , where i have stored music and videos.
 

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Someone suggested Raspberry pi. Will it suit my requirement? Moreover, I have browsed for the same and got only links of circuit boards. Where do we get the boxes? Do we have to make it or something available readymade?
 
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Someone suggested Raspberry pi. Will it suit my requirement? Moreover, I have browsed for the same and got only links of circuit boards. Where do we get the boxes? Do we have to make it or something available readymade?

I'm using pi2 with Kodi on it. It don't have WiFi and Bluetooth. WiFi can be enabled by wireless usb adapter.
Along with pi you have to purchase
1) 5v 2A power adaptor
2) micro sd card

Case (box) you can make yourself if you enjoy diy
or you can purchase eBay

Please go through the following thread:
http://www.hifivision.com/home-theater-pc-htpc-media-pc/58353-raspberry-pi-2-media-player.html
 
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