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RE: HD media player - consensus on the best?



I have to be honest and say no

Other than I assume XBMC cant play a BluRay disc if I put it in PC (though
I
havent tried this yet) - I cant see anywhere the C200 wins..

I like the C200 as its simple for movie playback - and the A100 is great to
stick in one of the kids rooms rather than XBMC, but for 'wow' front end on
the living room Plasma XBMC has it.

I'm still not a massive fan of the navigation in XMBC - Popcornhour I find
to be more intuative, which is why I went away from Plex as it was getting
way to complex. I don't know what remote controls you can use to give you
proper right/left/up/down control - certainly the little Logitech
micro-keyboard has a switch that locks it into remote control emulation
giving up/down etc.

I think if I wasn't using Control4 I would have stuck with the C200, but
with the C4 controller giving 'normal' remote control of XBMC it means all
members of the family can navigate it as easily as the C200




Dean.


-----Original Message-----
From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Paul Gale
Sent: 06 April 2010 14:17
To: 'ukha_d@xxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [ukha_d] HD media player - consensus on the best?

I must say I'm really impressed how far XBMC has come on, especially with
the new look skins.

Is there anywhere where your PCH wins over it?

Paul.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dean Barrett
> Sent: 06 April 2010 13:18
> To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [ukha_d] HD media player - consensus on the best?
>
> Yes - have tried all three.
>
> Plex - on a mac mini - but didn't have horsepower for bluray rips
> Boxee - much more focused on Social Media XBMC - currently the
> prettiest of the three in its current form (just my
> opinion)
>
> I've installed the iPlayer/Youtube/Apple trailers on XMBC all work
> great, which didn't when I tried them on Plex (though that was some
> time ago)
>
>
>
>
> Dean.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Paul Gale
> Sent: 06 April 2010 12:46
> To: 'ukha_d@xxxxxxx'
> Subject: RE: [ukha_d] HD media player - consensus on the best?
>
> Ian/Dean,
>
> Have you tried Boxee instead of XBMC? Any thoughts?
>
> I guess Plex is the other alternative - but a latest mac mini is just
> too expensive :(
>
> Paul.
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On
> Behalf
> > Of Ian Oliver
> > Sent: 06 April 2010 07:43
> > To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [ukha_d] HD media player - consensus on the best?
> >
> > In article
> >
> <564D52CC2069D44EB996CDEAD94D911E98F1753454@xxxxxxx
> > x
> > el.com>, Paul
> > Gale wrote:
> > > I guess this is impossible as everyone has their own
thoughts and
> > experiences on this and there
> > are a LOT out there - but, is there a consensus on which hardware
> > media players would be at the top of the list for quality,
features
> > and most of all UI usability?
> >
> > Acer Revo R3600, Linux, and XBMC.
> >
> > Ian Oliver
> > Sunny Leeds, UK
> > Using Java on Tini for control via Dallas 1-wire
> >
> >
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