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The Xtreamer (Media Player and Streamer) + 2.5'' enclosure + wifi enabled MKV support £107.00 delivered

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MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN WDTV similar to popcornhour but cheaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Xtreamer (Media Player and Streamer) Make your whole house an entertainment center The Xtreamer pl… Read More
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MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN WDTV

similar to popcornhour but cheaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Xtreamer (Media Player and Streamer)
Make your whole house an entertainment center

The Xtreamer player is the cheapest way to play and stream HD (MKV H.264) movies or user-generated videos, listen to high-quality digital music and show high-resolution slideshows of your family photos on your TV. Experience the spectacular picture quality of HD video and crystal clear sound clarity of digital audio. Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated HD menus.


The Xtreamer media centers feature state-of-the-art digital playback that brings all the media content from your PC to your living room. With a dizzying array of file-format support, it is engineered from the ground up for high performance networking and hi-definition playback.
This comprehensive, feature-packed device provides a near-complete entertainment experience for you, your friends and family. For the cheapest price in the market it offers truly brilliant, hi-definition video output with vivid colors with support for internal 2.5" SATA HDD and USB slave functionality to improve connectivity and transfer rates. It can also be supplemented with Wireless antenna .

The HDMI has been configured to the 1.3a spec, allowing full support of HD Audio pass-through for DTS HD-HR, DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD and DTS Downmix. The ports on the device have also been configured with a USB port placed at the rear panel, next to the optical S/PDIF.

The Xtreamer allows you to pull in digital video, audio and photos from various sources for your enjoyment on your HDTV or Home Theater setup.

You can stream or playback your digital media content from a variety of sources, such as your PC, NAS, digital camera, USB mass storage devices (Flash drive, HDD, DVD drive) ,internal SATA 2.5 HDD** and even directly from the Internet via the Internet Media Service.
The Xtreamer supports the latest high bitrate video formats (MPEG2 [email protected], H.264 [email protected], VC-1 [email protected] in TS of at least 40Mbps) to give you up to 1080p high-definition videos.



In recognition of advances in Internet TV, the Xtreamer supports FLV file format so as to enhance your experience of Internet LIVE streaming featuring popular internet TV such as YouTube, Picasa and Yahoo video.



The Xtreamer firmware is upgradeable to support future media containers, codecs and features.

* Streaming video over WiFi under best condition only able to achieve up to 10Mbps.
** HDD not included, please refer to the HDD compatibility list for Xtreamer
*** An internal HDD is required for these functions.
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#1
check out
clicky

for all the full specs and amazing UI vidoes

http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/specs.jpg

http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/logos-strip.jpg

http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/HD_on_screen.jpg



http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/Xtreamer_Remote.jpg

http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/Live_Internet_Channels.jpg
#2
Unless I'm missing something why on earth would you buy it from here when you can get it for £99 all-in from the actual manufacturers??

http://www.thextreamer.com/shop.html
#3
http://www.xtreamer.net/dynamics/uf/images/Free_WIFI_Antenna_Image.jpg

hi speed streaming wirelessly for hidef content
#4
I have one, and its great! however its still a development in process as there are still a few bugs here and there, particulary with wireless streaming, well connecting with wireless as a whole, sometimes it works other times it doesnt.

but would recommend it to anyone!
#5
have you tried firmware 2.01
#6
So will this play 1080p .mkv files without any problems via HDMI?

I'm not too bothered about wi-fi tbh,

Might get one if it does.
#7
Apart from the noise, if you wanted to stream stuff to your TV why not get a 360 and use TVersity? You can always have an occasional game as well ... as long as it's not an FPS as one of those with a joypad is not natural!
#8
I have a xtreamer too, but I would recommend the dual-core acer revo over this...... Stick xbmc live on the revo and it kicks the xtreamer's @rse.

Before the obvious this is £107 and the revo is £154.... The revo already has a hard drive, you would have to buy one if you decide to get one for the xtreamer (it functions without one). The revo is multi-purpose and significantly more powerful. In addition, the things that make life easier like playback from RARs is available in XBMC but not on the xtreamer. I also find the revo quieter than the stock xtreamer which has a small high pitched fan (and yes you can get a passive cooler, I've bought that but have not yet fitted it as the xtreamer has not been used since the revo arrived)

This is probably one of those subjective worth things, for some the xtreamer may be the best choice, personally (and from experience) I personally believe the revo is the way to go for media playback.

As far as the price of this, I pre-ordered mine direct from xtreamer before release, they are currently changing 99+20Euro which is about the same as TranquilPC. It may be worth checking that you can still get the reduced price on the eTrayz (if you want one) if you order through TranquilPC...

Fish
#9
Apart from the noise, if you wanted to stream stuff to your TV why not get a 360 and use TVersity? You can always have an occasional game as well ... as long as it's not an FPS as one of those with a joypad is not natural!


No .mkv support, which is killer if you wanna play back the better quality 1080p rips.

I have a xtreamer too, but I would recommend the dual-core acer revo over this...... Stick xbmc live on the revo and it kicks the xtreamer's @rse.

Before the obvious this is £107 and the revo is £154.... The revo already has a hard drive, you would have to buy one if you decide to get one for the xtreamer (it functions without one). The revo is multi-purpose and significantly more powerful. In addition, the things that make life easier like playback from RARs is available in XBMC but not on the xtreamer. I also find the revo quieter than the stock xtreamer which has a small high pitched fan (and yes you can get a passive cooler, I've bought that but have not yet fitted it as the xtreamer has not been used since the revo arrived)

This is probably one of those subjective worth things, for some the xtreamer may be the best choice, personally (and from experience) I personally believe the revo is the way to go for media playback.

As far as the price of this, I pre-ordered mine direct from xtreamer before release, they are currently changing 99+20Euro which is about the same as TranquilPC. It may be worth checking that you can still get the reduced price on the eTrayz (if you want one) if you order through TranquilPC...

Fish


But can the revo play back 1080p full frame .mkv files as well as this?
#10

MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN WDTV
that's a lie.

this is based on a realtek chipset, which has inferior picture quality to the WDTV Live which has a sigma chip.


similar to popcornhour but cheaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
similar, but worse, no DTS-HD / TrueHD Bitsreaming. and again built on an inferior chip.

You also get pathetic customer service. Just do a google.

COLD!

Pay £150 for the revo, it walks all over this. if your technically minded its a piece of cake to setup, if your not technically minded it's a bit trickier, but all the hardwork has been done for you over at xbmc.
#11
Jeevster
Unless I'm missing something why on earth would you buy it from here when you can get it for £99 all-in from the actual manufacturers??

http://www.thextreamer.com/shop.html


Risk of customs charges, may have to wait for next batch and some reports of long long delays after shipping and bad customer service. Faulty units arriving and emails being ignored etc etc.

I would advise trying to use a local 3rd party.
#12
Bought this last week from Tranquil but opted for the passive cooler rather than the WiFi.

Also have a Popcorn Hour A110 and it seems like swings and roundabouts. Both units do a good job and I would recommend both. So it comes down to your budget.

Something to consider is that the Popcorn takes a full size (3.5 inch) disk drive were the Xtreamer uses a 2.5 inch drive which is more expensive.

BTW Good service from Tranquil.
#13
I too got one of these. Paid for the passive cooler and turned the fans off, problem, solved. I must admit the fan even on low is a pain and easily noticable.

The screenshots are all work in progress. It is just not that easy to get film .png's unless you put each film in a seperate folder.

The movie jukebox looks super but again is only a very early beta so works great on a PC but the reality is is just adds .pngs to the film folder which all show in XT GUI so you see Film.mkv, film.png, film1.png the latter being an image pulled from IMDB and a movie description.

Can't map folders which is very annoying so you have to go in from root every time.

Reasons fro not wanting xbox / ps3 any more. No mkv support, I don't see the point in having 2 pcs on to do one job, simply easy connection to NAS and all UPNP devices on the network.

Wifi wasn't great but then never is in my house and use a wired connection anyway.

So far played everything I have thrown at it bar wmp8 wmv-hd converted mkvs which I had from my xbox 360 streaming days.

Great for the price and as soon as they make it open source it should be brilliant. Have also ordered my etrayz, this looks an amazing spec NAS for 59 euro.

Would recommend so long as you can live with teething problems. Updates are quick and seem to solve most issues and a lot of new features are in the making if you believe the forums.
#14
This device has potential. It's cheap and easy to use, I bought one even though I have xbox since dont want a PC running all the time covert the media (I used a NAS)#

But I am interested in the revo but have some questions
What about a remote control?
Does this cope with 1080p any media format?
How long to boot up?
#15
definitely handles 1080p mkv.
#16
revo sounds interesting but, there seems to be alot of fiddling to get it working for 1080p mkv, since the base model comes with linux.

I am technically capable but, don't necessarily want to spend a few days , figuring out how to get things to work,

also most importantly I HATE using a mouse and keyboard in my livivng room!!!!
#17
how does the revo compare to the new popcorn hour thing c200?

reading upi reviews on avforums this xstreamer is still wip and it doesn't seem to always do what the developers claim
#18
I've had one of these since they came out and they are excellent.

But this isn't a "deal" ! The deal was the pre-release price before they came out.
#19
mb1
I've had one of these since they came out and they are excellent.

But this isn't a "deal" ! The deal was the pre-release price before they came out.


do these players run WMV HD with WMApro support for sound...

i've searched a bit but couldn't find the answer....
#20
Jeevster
Unless I'm missing something why on earth would you buy it from here when you can get it for £99 all-in from the actual manufacturers??

http://www.thextreamer.com/shop.html


This site is operated by an UK official partner. If you want to buy direct from the manufacturer web site go to http://shop.xtreamer.net
#21
I own the dual core Revo and yes there is a bit of fiddlin to get the MKV's playing - needed to install Media Player Classic Home Cinema and Core AVC, but once done handles both 720p and 1080p like a dream.
Did it this way as Smplayer doesnt work on 64bit OS and VLC in my opinion never ever handles MKV's well (green pixellations).

Not tried XBMC on it though - will this handle MKV's??

This XStreamer seems a bit pricey but it does have wifi I suppose....but then again so does my Revo and its the similar size and is practically silent. Oh and it comes with Windows 7 as standard, not Linux.
#22
Gotta admit this looks pretty good. Shame we're too late to get the cheap xTRAYz though, would def have paid €59 for one of those :(
#23
raybog

But can the revo play back 1080p full frame .mkv files as well as this?


The revo plays back 1080p full frame mkvs fine. Infact, where the xtreamer struggled on some network based mkvs the revo played fine.

The setup time for the install and config is under 5 mins end to end. Put the cd in select the install, once it's installed, select VDPAU and type hdmi twice in the audio output bit. Easy peasy, you will only have issues if you decide to go windows rather than linux as the windows version needs to use an external player for acc. playback.

Fish
#24
tek-monkey
Gotta admit this looks pretty good. Shame we're too late to get the cheap xTRAYz though, would def have paid €59 for one of those :(


Yes but how do you know it actually works that well?

Seems to cheap to me.
#25
How do you know it doesn't? I'd be willing to risk £50 on it as a NAS box, the rest is a bonus.
#26
tek-monkey
How do you know it doesn't? I'd be willing to risk £50 on it as a NAS box, the rest is a bonus.


Well if that's the stance you take, good on you. You get what you pay for though.
#27
Higher prices do not always mean better products, I spent enough years in consumer IT to realise this! As long as the hardware is solid, the software can be changed. It is effectively just a NAS with limited processing capabilities, what you do with it is up to you. Its more the programming aspect I'm interested in though, this may be able to replace my windows home server.

Until its out we have no idea though.
banned#28
Jeevster;6840009
Unless I'm missing something why on earth would you buy it from here when you can get it for £99 all-in from the actual manufacturers??

http://www.thextreamer.com/shop.html

yet people still press the hot button :whistling:
#29
Its actually exactly the same price from both places, but I'm unsure where they ship it from if you use the manufacturer so could get customs issues.

I wonder if I could buy the streamer, then order the NAS after and still get a discount?
#30
csiman
yet people still press the hot button :whistling:


I have no idea where xtreamer are based but I would rather deal with a UK company if I need to return it or the order doesn't arrive.

There are loads of threads on other forums about peoples orders not turning up and not getting refunds or any customer service at all from these people. You also are covered under the UK sale of goods act.

You are better off using this site than the xtreamer one.

Plus potential customs charges.
banned#31
Broadsword;6846013
I have no idea where xtreamer are based but I would rather deal with a UK company if I need to return it or the order doesn't arrive.

There are loads of threads on other forums about peoples orders not turning up and not getting refunds or any customer service at all from these people. You also are covered under the UK sale of goods act.

You are better off using this site than the xtreamer one.

Plus potential customs charges.

Good spot! Further checks reveal they are based in the Netherlands so you would get charged VAT and import duty on top :thumbsup:
#32
redondo5
do these players run WMV HD with WMApro support for sound...

i've searched a bit but couldn't find the answer....


Mine runs all my WMV-HD so long as it was converted using a newer codec. Not sure where the cut off point is but WMP11 with WMApro works for me but not WMP8

Re shipping: I got mine form the UK reseller and xtreamer.net still honoured the etrayz special offer. I had mine delivered within 5 days and I paid the extra to have the heat sink fitted in factory as there was no clear answer on failure after home fitting at the time.

I believe now if you buy it and fit it yourself they will still honour your warranty but only for those who purchased prior to the heat sink being an option.

Another update today too. Only a few bug fixes but at least they are addressing they and pronto and not waiting for half a dozen before releasing the update.

I'm excited about my etrayz, I know it's cheap but that is the special price, 99 euro is not, so if we're measuring quality against price it should be good.

If it works as well as my xtreamer and get regular updates like same, then it wi lbe a bargain.
#33
Well, I'd definitely go for the revo over this if that unit can do 1080p full frame .mkv files.

More flexibility is worth the extra imo.
#34
The New WDTV Live Box now has Network support ! :thumbsup:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30
#35
Mecoconuts
The New WDTV Live Box now has Network support ! :thumbsup:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30


Any idea on cost?
#36
csiman
Good spot! Further checks reveal they are based in the Netherlands so you would get charged VAT and import duty on top :thumbsup:


I thought you wouldn't need to worry about import duty and VAT with goods from EU country?

I've bought loads of stuff from Amazon.de which came from Germany without any problems or duty
banned#37
redondo5;6865241
I thought you wouldn't need to worry about import duty and VAT with goods from EU country?

I've bought loads of stuff from Amazon.de which came from Germany without any problems or duty

Quite correct but I still wouldnt buy from NL to save a few quid cos faulty returns would be a nightmare :thumbsup:
#38
tek-monkey
Any idea on cost?


£97 including free postage at DABS

http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-tv-hd-live-media-player-usb-2-68PH.html
banned#39
fishtastic
I have a xtreamer too, but I would recommend the dual-core acer revo over this...... Stick xbmc live on the revo and it kicks the xtreamer's @rse.

Before the obvious this is £107 and the revo is £154.... The revo already has a hard drive, you would have to buy one if you decide to get one for the xtreamer (it functions without one). The revo is multi-purpose and significantly more powerful. In addition, the things that make life easier like playback from RARs is available in XBMC but not on the xtreamer. I also find the revo quieter than the stock xtreamer which has a small high pitched fan (and yes you can get a passive cooler, I've bought that but have not yet fitted it as the xtreamer has not been used since the revo arrived)

This is probably one of those subjective worth things, for some the xtreamer may be the best choice, personally (and from experience) I personally believe the revo is the way to go for media playback.

As far as the price of this, I pre-ordered mine direct from xtreamer before release, they are currently changing 99+20Euro which is about the same as TranquilPC. It may be worth checking that you can still get the reduced price on the eTrayz (if you want one) if you order through TranquilPC...

Fish


thanks for mentioning that company they are doing the player with the coller fitted for 99 plus shipping although this comes with out the wifi but i wontl need one for downstairs. i am wondering weather to get a completely different media player to go upstairs as i dont think i want to run a lan through the ceiling. although i am thinking about homeplugs. as i have ordered the hard drive from the xstreamer team too. which looks wicked.
#40
will this work if i only have wireless b/g

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