[ILUG] Media player hardware recommendation
ray at teladesign.ie
Sun Apr 24 18:38:44 IST 2011
On 24/04/2011 18:04, Ronan Mullally wrote:
> I'm looking for recommendations on media player hardware. Small
> footprint, low power (built in PSU would be great), very quiet (ie no fan)
> HD output and 5.1 audio (ideally via HDMI or fibre TOSlink) are the main
> requirements. I don't need wifi, 100baseTX would be enough.
> I'm not particularly worried about DVDs, more streaming media from a file
> server, though DTV would be a plus. IR support would be nice too (perhaps
> re-using my old Xbox remote). I'm probably going to run XBMC, most likely
> on Ubuntu.
> The Fit PC (http://www.fit-pc.com) is the kind of thing I'm thinking of
> (but uses a clunky 3.5mm -> RCA cable for audio). Are there any
> alternatives out there that have built in DTV or other funky media
I've just recently got a D-Link DNS-323, and put 2 x 1TB disks into it
set up as RAID-1. It has a fan, but it's quiet enough to sit on the desk
beside me. I've only just started to play with it, but it does file
sharing over SMB, FTP, uPnP, etc, can act as an ITunes server, etc etc.
I got it from Amazon (UK); they advertise a deal on the enclosure and
the disks together, but I actually got it a little cheaper by getting
Raymond O'Donnell :: Tela Design Ltd
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