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humblebee

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Hi all,
I request those who have the knowledge to please suggest me a Media Player. I have done my part of the search. My requirements are:

Necessary
- torrent downloads directly from the media player
- WiFi (for internet)
- HD audio passthrough (good quality; will be using AVR)
- HD video (divx, mkv etc. i guess all players have these)
- internal HDD
- Remote
- Buyable cheap from like 20north or some india dealer
- Max budget - Rs 13000
Optional
- BD Drive
- unrestricted internet browsing (wishful thinking)

Mvix makes the cut for all these it seems. Hows it if u know about it?
Is there an XStreamer hack fo torrents?

Thanks in advance :)
 

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Update: Seems like MediaGate MG-800HD makes the cut too, though its pricey.

Hows it as compared to Mvix?

Yes chirag, there is such a firmware update available. That firmware also has WiFi IP application pack too. But WD doesnt have internal HDD, so its not for me. I think you should hook up with 'madbullram' on this thread.
 

aneelr

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Hi all,
I request those who have the knowledge to please suggest me a Media Player. I have done my part of the search. My requirements are:

Necessary
- torrent downloads directly from the media player
- WiFi (for internet)
- HD audio passthrough (good quality; will be using AVR)
- HD video (divx, mkv etc. i guess all players have these)
- internal HDD
- Remote
- Buyable cheap from like 20north or some india dealer
- Max budget - Rs 13000
Optional
- BD Drive
- unrestricted internet browsing (wishful thinking)

Mvix makes the cut for all these it seems. Hows it if u know about it?
Is there an XStreamer hack fo torrents?

Thanks in advance :)

For your price I guess PlayON HD is a good option, It can download bittorents out of the box, but HD audio bitstream is not yet supported.


cheers.
 

rsennat

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You could check out for Popbox which is yet to be launched.

Other than this, WDTV 2nd gen, WDTV Live, XStreamer, Popcorn Hour, Asus O!Play, Boxee and more media players have come to the market recently.

But FYI, none of these provide internal hdd / BD drive.
 

humblebee

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Thanks all for your replies...

madbullram, I did some search on Xtreamer & couldnt confirm bittorrent feature. Also here(post no 5), someone says that through AVR it will do only 1080i, need to check that.

aneelr, didnt realize PlayOn could do all as well ! Thanks. Its also available in India via some dealer in Bangaluru.

Regarding audio, I have a question...downmix means what? downmix to Stereo? So will these media players do an digital optical passthrough for Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HDMA?

2nd question - Im planning on Denon 1610 - it has support for DTS-HDMA & Dolby TrueHD, but only for 5.1 channels, does it mean that it will downmix to Dolby DDPlus & DTS HD (as beforementioned are 7.1) ?

Also, most media players seem to support DVD ISO & Blu-ray ISO, so does that mean that if tomorrow, I add an external DVD or Blu-ray drive, then these will play the discs?

Thanks again.
 
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ab.kolan

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I think they have a hack if my memory serves right not sure though. Infact XT had promised torrent downloader in their firmware upgrades

The torrent client comes with the XT mod pack. But a Caveat here - the hack as of now works only on ext2/ext3 drives. Many users complained that the hack corrupted their NTFS hard drives.
 
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