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Great price IMO, usually around £120.00.

Access to BBC iplayer, youtube etc as well as playing most video files.

Media playback - Stream online content and playback media stored on USB or HDD via the ultra compact Netbox.
BRAVIA Internet Video - Stream music, video and Catch Up TV direct from the internet via the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform.
DLNA - Stream music, video and pictures from a PC.
USB Playback - Play music, video and photo files from a USB device.
Wi-Fi® built-in - Access content wirelessly and connect securely to the internet.
PhotoTV HD - Playback enhanced high resolution images in amazing colour and detail on your TV.
Multi-format support - Supports Dolby Digital and DTS-HD Master Audio audio codecs.
2010 Monolithic Design - Make a style statement with luxurious materials and minimalist finish - match with BRAVIA® TV and Home Cinema.
Xross Media Bar - Our graphic user interface makes navigating and operating your Netbox easy.
Use with iPhone/Android device - Control Netbox functions, view disc information and related Youtube content using the touchscreen interface.
Wide format compatibility - Playback a wide range of media files including AVCHD, DivXHD, MKV (also FAT32 and NTFS HDD via USB).
IP Content Noise Reduction - Experience improved picture quality from online content, like Youtube videos
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#1
Tempting!
#2
nice spec - ntfs support and wifi built in

Edited By: Deal_HUNT3R on Dec 01, 2010 12:37: a
#3
What's the advantage of this compared to for example the Sony BDP-S370 Blu Ray player which does all the same + is obviously also a Blu Ray player and costs about the same?

(my appologies if this is a very stupid question)
#4
MarvinHC
What's the advantage of this compared to for example the Sony BDP-S370 Blu Ray player which does all the same + is obviously also a Blu Ray player and costs about the same?

(my appologies if this is a very stupid question)


dont think the blu ray comes with wifi builtin and i guess its maybe also size issue.
#5
MarvinHC
What's the advantage of this compared to for example the Sony BDP-S370 Blu Ray player which does all the same + is obviously also a Blu Ray player and costs about the same?(my appologies if this is a very stupid question)

I have the 370 and I was thinking the same seems overpriced for what it is
#6
Don't see iso file playback - no good for me but good price, heat added.
#7
blackrat62
Don't see iso file playback - no good for me but good price, heat added.


mkv though.
#8
flyingteddy
MarvinHC
What's the advantage of this compared to for example the Sony BDP-S370 Blu Ray player which does all the same + is obviously also a Blu Ray player and costs about the same?(my appologies if this is a very stupid question)
dont think the blu ray comes with wifi builtin and i guess its maybe also size issue.

Thanks for the explanation. Still not convinced that it is a good deal just for the added wifi, but I guess useful for some. Not hot nor cold from me.
#9
Does anyone have this already? Wonder whether it really does play MKV files from a server? I have a Sony PS3 and a S370 Blu Ray player but am unable to view the MKV files from the server on either so just wonder how this plays MKVs.

Edited By: londonuk on Nov 30, 2010 20:34
#10
wi-fi costs an extra £60 approx for the S370 Blu Ray player; which would make it around £160 roughly vs £99 for this
#11
Looks a nice bit of kit but purchased a Hisense media player for £29 recently and it can play ISOs.
#12
londonuk
wi-fi costs an extra £60 approx for the S370 Blu Ray player; which would make it around £160 roughly vs £99 for this

or you could look at it this way £61 extra for the blu ray drive
#13
:)

ramtec
londonuk
wi-fi costs an extra £60 approx for the S370 Blu Ray player; which would make it around £160 roughly vs £99 for this


or you could look at it this way £61 extra for the blu ray drive
#14
londonuk
Does anyone have this already? Wonder whether it really does play MKV files from a server? I have a Sony PS3 and a S370 Blu Ray player but am unable to view the MKV files from the server on either so just wonder how this plays MKVs.

I've had this for about 2 months. Doesn't play MKVs from Server, (USB only).


Martin
1 Like #15
The blu ray player version doesn't support NTFS so therefore cannot read files over 4gb. Not muck good for MKV.
2 Likes #16
londonuk
Does anyone have this already? Wonder whether it really does play MKV files from a server? I have a Sony PS3 and a S370 Blu Ray player but am unable to view the MKV files from the server on either so just wonder how this plays MKVs.


I'd recommend the WD TV Live HD - it has so far played everything I have thrown at it. Supports NTFS and DLNA (and Samba shares). Plays BluRay rips (m2ts), DVD rips (VOB) and MKV/h.264.
1 Like #17
Agreed the WDTV Live HD is an excellent bit of kit, I've got the WD HD and the only thing it's missing is ISO support with menus. If you needed support for ISO's with working menus I recommend the Hisense, it plays m2ts, MKV, ISOs with menu supports NTFS and DLNA and cost me £29 from a link on this site.
#18
loopie
Agreed the WDTV Live HD is an excellent bit of kit, I've got the WD HD and the only thing it's missing is ISO support with menus. If you needed support for ISO's with working menus I recommend the Hisense, it plays m2ts, MKV, ISOs with menu supports NTFS and DLNA and cost me £29 from a link on this site.


is that not discontinued? where is it for sale?
#19
I was not posting a deal just making a comment about what I'd purchased, I believe the new model has now launched - the Hisense MP801H, this has Blu Ray ISO support and Wifi and is around online.

Trade off is Sony design and look V amazing support for all formats.....
#20
WDTV Live cant pass through DTS-HD but other than that its a very good box. Popcorn Hour A200 can and its about £160 and its new NMJ feature is brilliant (though still at v1 and should bcome a lot more useable during v2 release next year)
#21
flyingteddy
loopie
Agreed the WDTV Live HD is an excellent bit of kit, I've got the WD HD and the only thing it's missing is ISO support with menus. If you needed support for ISO's with working menus I recommend the Hisense, it plays m2ts, MKV, ISOs with menu supports NTFS and DLNA and cost me £29 from a link on this site.


is that not discontinued? where is it for sale?


It is. Expansys have some B-Stock but they come without remotes and need a universal one to use. There are some floating around ebay though. Hisense players are superb for the price though!
#22
I tried nearly every media centre on earth and finally bought the Boxee box.

A little bit expensive but worth every penny.

Have a look at my review here under the name 'Ashraf Elrefaey'.
#23
I tried Boxee but liked XMBC better. As they are both free try both and see what you like.
#24
Do you recon the PS3 will have a firmware upgrade to include the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform?
#25
This Sony unit supports iPlayer content which I don't think the WD and Hisense units do.

Another advantage of the Sony is likely to be inter-operability with your Sony TV remote control, if their past form is anything to judge by.

If anyone knows of a cheap way of getting iPlayer on a TV (without using an XBOX, PS3, Wii etc) please do post.

It is my understanding that this whole sector is currently changing: Google are looking into a TV standard for playing Web video with Sony, Microsoft similarly, the BBC is working on 'Project Canvas' an open standard for TV makers, and Apple have their iTV box... it won't be long before this kinda stuff is built into your TV, set-top box or Blu-ray player, it seems.
#26
Probably a stupid question, but can this access my slingbox feed over the web?
#27
loopie
Agreed the WDTV Live HD is an excellent bit of kit, I've got the WD HD and the only thing it's missing is ISO support with menus. If you needed support for ISO's with working menus I recommend the Hisense, it plays m2ts, MKV, ISOs with menu supports NTFS and DLNA and cost me £29 from a link on this site.

Hi, I'm itching to get me one of them WD HDTV Lives - can you tell me (if you know) what the difference between that and a PLus one is? Is it literally just the ability to stream American shows tha we cant even get over here? Thus making it irrelevant really?

Thanks
#28
wright2dave
This Sony unit supports iPlayer content which I don't think the WD and Hisense units do. Another advantage of the Sony is likely to be inter-operability with your Sony TV remote control, if their past form is anything to judge by. If anyone knows of a cheap way of getting iPlayer on a TV (without using an XBOX, PS3, Wii etc) please do post.It is my understanding that this whole sector is currently changing: Google are looking into a TV standard for playing Web video with Sony, Microsoft similarly, the BBC is working on 'Project Canvas' an open standard for TV makers, and Apple have their iTV box... it won't be long before this kinda stuff is built into your TV, set-top box or Blu-ray player, it seems.

my 370 blu ray bought for £82 from costco
#29
After reading a review of the Sage TV Theatre HD300 yesterday on mpcclub.com all I can say is it's worth ordering one of these from the US and paying the huge delivery fee. For the total price of approx £141, you are looking the very best media player you can get. It is even able to play BD-ISOs without any stutter on a wireless n connection. It even rivals the BD Prime MAX which is about €400!
#30
I'm interested in the photo interface----nothing comes close to the PS3 for viewing photos, was wondering if this one is any good?
#31
Is there a Blu Ray player that also has all the features this streamer has built in? Would like to find one at a reasonable price.
#32
CuddlyJake
Is there a Blu Ray player that also has all the features this streamer has built in? Would like to find one at a reasonable price.


Well as ramtec mentions, the Sony BDP-S370 has the iplayer feature etc. Best price I can find as the Play and Amazon reduction has stopped is £115.00 delivered from RGB Direct: http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?SKUNumber=109883&Model=SONY-BDPS370B

So question is, why would I go for this instead of the S370 for an extra £15? (except for native WIFI)

Edited By: deejaysuave on Dec 01, 2010 13:07
#33
A-210 has just been released, although no ones stocking it here yet. I have a Popcorn Hour A100 and it's still being updated and working with no issues. WD boxes are excellent though.

craigtumilty
WDTV Live cant pass through DTS-HD but other than that its a very good box. Popcorn Hour A200 can and its about £160 and its new NMJ feature is brilliant (though still at v1 and should bcome a lot more useable during v2 release next year)
#34
Again, the blu ray won't read ntfs USB. Big drawback for my needs.
#35
Pretty cool, but i can't help feeling a PS3 gives you better bang for your buck.. Twice the price but it can do a lot of the same, and occasionally play games if you are into that sort of thing..

They keep updating it with services like MUVI too (Which is pretty cool)
#36
mikewazowski
loopie
Agreed the WDTV Live HD is an excellent bit of kit, I've got the WD HD and the only thing it's missing is ISO support with menus. If you needed support for ISO's with working menus I recommend the Hisense, it plays m2ts, MKV, ISOs with menu supports NTFS and DLNA and cost me £29 from a link on this site.


Hi, I'm itching to get me one of them WD HDTV Lives - can you tell me (if you know) what the difference between that and a PLus one is? Is it literally just the ability to stream American shows tha we cant even get over here? Thus making it irrelevant really?

Thanks

The plus is only sold in the USA,, get the live ,, its fantastic,, and put the modded firmware on,,
#37
MrFerret
Pretty cool, but i can't help feeling a PS3 gives you better bang for your buck.. Twice the price but it can do a lot of the same, and occasionally play games if you are into that sort of thing..

They keep updating it with services like MUVI too (Which is pretty cool)


The Ps3 is not ideal in many ways (I have one!), no NTFS support, does not support many of the file formats unless you have a Pc switched on streaming video. The power use is around 200 watts just for the PS3 and if you have to have a Pc switched on then it could be double that along with the extra noise. My media player is only 12 watts and passive cooled so silent.
#38
Hi All,

I currently have a popcorn Hour and was thinking of upgrading to the Sony SMP-N100 Network Media Player.
The reason for this is that I have recently bought a new portable USB drive that is powered and connected via the one single USB cable (Freeagent Go), unfortunately my PCH does not support this so I have to revert back to my old drive with a split/dual usb cable.

So my question is does anyone know if the Sony SMP-N100 will play mkv's etc via a single connection/charge portable usb drive (like the new freeagent Go / flex) drives?

TIA
#39
Sony BDP-S370 will play MKV files, need to install Serviio software on PC/mac/linux first and run Serviio Server and Client on PC. USB stick will play 4GB MKV files if FAT32 formatted, use MKVTOOLS to split a larger MKV into 4GB bits first.
#40
milocoon
Sony BDP-S370 will play MKV files, need to install Serviio software on PC/mac/linux first and run Serviio Server and Client on PC. USB stick will play 4GB MKV files if FAT32 formatted, use MKVTOOLS to split a larger MKV into 4GB bits first.


Does Serviio manage to stream all the formats/containers or does it have to transcode them? I looked at it a while back and it didn't seem to support the 370 out of the box, some people were trying to tweak things to get it working. Is it working now?

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