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RE: HD media player - consensus on the best?



Thanks Dean,

I'll continue playing and see how much I like it (XBMC) or not...

Paul.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukha_d@xxxxxxx [mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Dean Barrett
> Sent: 06 April 2010 14:28
> To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [ukha_d] 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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