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SKU - 3814
$23.95 USD, around £12ish, delivered.
Cheap way to play Divx files from a USB drive/memory card on your TV.

USB 2.0 Interface (for use with PC)
- Band Preset equalizer(Rock/Classic/Pop/Flat)
- 24bit/192KHZ high performance audio DAC
- OTG feature allows you to directly plug in USB drives into the unit for playing MP3, WMA and JPEG files going through a PC (DivX mode is not supported while in OTG mode)
- Comes with 110V~220V AC Adaptor
- PAL/NTSC/Auto system (via included RCA cable)
- Supports SD/MMC/MS/Flash Cards (17in1)
- Supports MP3/WMA/Jpeg/Divx files
- Supports 32 kinds Subtitle & 8 kinds OSD language
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#1
garbage456
looks ok but I just dont trust that site anymore.


I read some of the other deals posted from here for Extreme Deals and feedback seemed mainly positive?
#2
garbage456;1655731
looks ok but I just dont trust that site anymore.

Why is that? All my orders have been fine from them as have most others from here........
#3
been ok for me so far too *touches wood*
#4
They're ok. Apart from a couple of dodgy and very poorly made bits of Christmassy "cack" - mostly positive from me too :)

Oh, and steer clear of their rare earth magnets... they're very brittle.
#5
cannot understand why you need this device if I can connect my laptop to TV directly via s-video or composite?
1 Like #6
octopus;1655846
cannot understand why you need this device if I can connect my laptop to TV directly via s-video or composite?
You cant stick a laptop in your pocket to take round your mates house to watch a film. Or with my purpose to stick in ytour holdall when going away for a week with the family, keeps the kids occupied on rainy days and grownups can watch their choice of film at night:thumbsup:
#7
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3814

Direct link above.

They're a bit (just a tad!) slow in delivery, but everything seems to get here in the end, and I've got no complaints about the stuff I bought.

Tim
#8
Does this only come with a 2 pin plug?
#9
I think they are a very good online retailer. No complaints at all - I've saved a lot on the site.
#10
i love dealextreme (DX), delivery has taken up to 6 weeks for 1 thing that wasnt in stock, but i find all the stuff i receive is better than i expect at the price.

Their suppliers haven't kept up with demand for the nintendo DS stuff that allows people to play their downloaded games, so those are the people who are unhappy with DX.

Before you order any item from them, check the feedback on their website - it has good and bad reviews alike.
#11
I've had no problems with them, once I got a broken multimeter, but they replaced it and I got to keep the old one for battery/spare probes.
#12
This looks like a great little piece of kit - my only question is, if it is supplied with the transformer shown in the picture, would it need a voltage converter? U.S. voltage is 110V / 60hz, while in Europe we use 220-240v / 50hz. Wouldn't it go pop if you plugged it in with an adaptor that does not convert the voltage? I know some transformers (like mobile phone chargers etc) work fine in both situations but does anyone think this will definately be okay?

Anyway, my (probably unjustified LOL) cautions aside .... Good deal - heat & rep added :)
#13
Goopster
This looks like a great little piece of kit - my only question is, if it is supplied with the transformer shown in the picture, would it need a voltage converter? U.S. voltage is 110V / 60hz, while in Europe we use 220-240v / 50hz. Wouldn't it go pop if you plugged it in with an adaptor that does not convert the voltage? I know some transformers (like mobile phone chargers etc) work fine in both situations but does anyone think this will definately be okay?

Anyway, my (probably unjustified LOL) cautions aside .... Good deal - heat & rep added :)


"- Comes with 110V~220V AC Adaptor"

The above means it will work in the UK. You'll need a US->UK socket convertor, but there's no problem with the voltages.
1 Like #14
octopus
cannot understand why you need this device if I can connect my laptop to TV directly via s-video or composite?


Correct, you may not need the device as you have a laptop. I don't have a laptop with TV-out :)
#15
Thanks for pointing that out StormB, it looks like I was not reading the description properly LOL
#16
stapsell;1657155
Their suppliers haven't kept up with demand for the nintendo DS stuff that allows people to play their downloaded games, so those are the people who are unhappy with DX.


That's not DX's fault either, as pretty much everyone is having supply problems.

I'm also a DX fan, especially of their little LED flashlights - really good prices for surprisingly well built flashlights :-D
#17
Better grab an xbox for £19.99 and put XBMC on it.
#18
Deal Extreme are great unless anything goes missing or your item is broken at which point they absolve themselves of any responsibility. I'd ordered about £200's of things from them in the past with no problems but them my package was opened and items from it stolen in the post, DX wanted nothing to do with it and blamed customs (who leave a receipt if they remove an item, and of course I had no receipt), and of course Paypal where next to worthless, closing my complaint pretty much as soon as I opened it. So, it's a definite caveat emptor, when it works, it's great but I won't use them any more.
#19
StormB
"- Comes with 110V~220V AC Adaptor"

The above means it will work in the UK. You'll need a US->UK socket convertor, but there's no problem with the voltages.


I daftly recommended cutting off the plug and replacing it, but harlzter pointed out that this would be a good way to make a loud bang, so dont do it.
#20
a normal shaver adaptor works a treat for US style plugs....
#21
Totoriko
Better grab an xbox for £19.99 and put XBMC on it.


The Xbox is a great multimedia hub if you have a Windows PC on a wi-fi network to serve it from. It does take up a lot of space though and it makes a lot of noise. They get very hot, so you need to have them well ventilated, so its hard to sound proof them. That rules it out for my small lounge.

I use a really cheap DivX DVD player (http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/648220/art/biostek/xs-260-dvd-player.html) that I can just stick my USB flash drive in. That means I can play DVDs too. I can fit 5 or 6 DivX movies on a data DVD, so its just about the easiest solution there is. I rarely use the USB input, although my son likes to use it for watching downloaded TV series.
#22
niallmoran;1657574
a normal shaver adaptor works a treat for US style plugs....


Only for small current
#23
LutherT17;1657559
Or just cut the 2-pin plug of with a pair of scissors and put a UK 3-pin one on instead. Thats about as easy as it gets.

Very clever idea except the pins are part of the transformer: http://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_3814_3.jpgso your idea would involve sending 240v AC straight to th unit rather the 12v dc or so the adaptor supplies.

Silly bang, pfffffft and your card is gone!
#24
harlzter
Very clever idea except the pins are part of the transformer:


Ouch. Good job you pointed that out. I'll double check before advising something like that again. Thanks.
#25
LutherT17;1657585
The Xbox is a great multimedia hub if you have a Windows PC on a wi-fi network to serve it from. It does take up a lot of space though and it makes a lot of noise. They get very hot, so you need to have them well ventilated, so its hard to sound proof them. That rules it out for my small lounge.

I use a really cheap DivX DVD player (http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/648220/art/biostek/xs-260-dvd-player.html) that I can just stick my USB flash drive in. That means I can play DVDs too. I can fit 5 or 6 DivX movies on a data DVD, so its just about the easiest solution there is. I rarely use the USB input, although my son likes to use it for watching downloaded TV series.


The Xbox isn't noisy at all. I have 3 and all are dead quiet when powered on. They don't get hot, you're confusing with the Xbox360? You don't need Wifi to stream movies from a PC, cheap homeplugs do the job fine. XBMC is upgradable and takes all media formats. It can even stream net video and radio stations
#26
LutherT17
The Xbox is a great multimedia hub if you have a Windows PC on a wi-fi network to serve it from. It does take up a lot of space though and it makes a lot of noise. They get very hot, so you need to have them well ventilated, so its hard to sound proof them. That rules it out for my small lounge.
The xbox doesn't need a windows pc (or any pc) to serve it - wirelessly or otherwise. It DOES take up a lot of space, and they are noisier than your average media player - reducing the fan to 10% makes them bearable though.

They don't get hot at all, I run all of mine with the fan at 10% and have never had a problem (other than the samsung dvd drives breaking, but thats nothing to do with heat).

A xbox beats a divx dvd player every time though; it can play far more formats, it can play from DVD and usb stick the same as a dvdivx player - as well as from a pc, a nas or it's own internal hard drive.

Still - neither of them are a suitable replacement for this product which is far smaller and portable.

As to shaving adapters, they have 1.5amp fuses so don't use them for anything high current.
#27
Deleted User Name 3
The xbox doesn't need a windows pc (or any pc) to serve it - wirelessly or otherwise. It DOES take up a lot of space, and they are noisier than your average media player - reducing the fan to 10% makes them bearable though.

They don't get hot at all, I run all of mine with the fan at 10% and have never had a problem (other than the samsung dvd drives breaking, but thats nothing to do with heat).

A xbox beats a divx dvd player every time though; it can play far more formats, it can play from DVD and usb stick the same as a dvdivx player - as well as from a pc, a nas or it's own internal hard drive.

Still - neither of them are a suitable replacement for this product which is far smaller and portable.

As to shaving adapters, they have 1.5amp fuses so don't use them for anything high current.

Hi...
I have an xbox with the xbox media center.. I download lots of stuff and I would like to know how to watch avi files on the xbox... can anyone explain how to do this? Also someone said that you could play stuff off a usb stick? Is there a usb port?? Sorry for sounding like a noob! I am!!
Thanks
#28
could be a very handy bit of kit for that price as long as it decodes divx and xvid properly

thanks for the xbox media center idea

hadnt thought about using one of them in a long time

could well be better for me than getting a small shuttle to put under the tv downstairs
cheaper and a game console to boot ;)


paypal checkout seems quite handy dont like giiving random sites my credit card
#29
Not a bad find!
1 Like #30
gbo82;1658081
Hi...
I have an xbox with the xbox media center.. I download lots of stuff and I would like to know how to watch avi files on the xbox... can anyone explain how to do this? Also someone said that you could play stuff off a usb stick? Is there a usb port?? Sorry for sounding like a noob! I am!!
Thanks


Burn your avi on a dvd and watch them on XBMC. If you are techie enough, set up a network on your home PC and share files to your Xbox via wireless or ethernet cable
#31
If I didnt have my 30gb Archos that connects straight to the TV via composite, I would have definitely bought this. Voted hot!!!
#32
i would recommend a standalone dvd player like the biostek mentioned earlier
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/648220/art/biostek/xs-260-dvd-player.html#avisconso

The dealextreme player seems to be buggy from the reviews posted. I have a dkdigital DK-915 and it's served me faithfully for years in divx playback.
#33
Does this:
OTG feature allows you to directly plug in USB drives into the unit for playing MP3, WMA and JPEG files going through a PC (DivX mode is not supported while in OTG mode)
not make this:
Cheap way to play Divx files from a USB drive/memory card on your TV.
impossible?
#34
jnm21
Does this:
not make this:

impossible?


From the website

Subject: USB thumbdrive to divX video on a TV
warp15 Saturday, November 10, 2007 5:41 PM Reply
I just want to clarify. Can this unit play DivX video from a USB thumbdrive to your TV?

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twave Saturday, November 10, 2007 6:08 PM Reply
Yes, it sure can.

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seanspokes Monday, December 10, 2007 10:50 AM Reply
Can it play from an external hard drive? And is it just DivX or avi as well? I have a 500gb external NTFS drive full of videos, this thing would be brilliant if it works with it.

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Xeon1 Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:09 AM Reply
It doesn't seem to be able to read NTSC volumes. So you will have to reformat a smaller drive to FAT32 if you want this to work. Also, external drive needs its own power source, as this adapter doesn't output enough to spin up even a notebook hard drive.

I think the OTG limitation refers to when it's connected to a PC as opposed to connecting the device to the TV.
banned#35
Anyone know whats the difference between the one in this thread, and this one here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10756

One seems to be called TV CARD READER, the other TV CARD PLAYER lol.

cheers
#36
Not so sure about DivX off USB:

Kyle @DX Monday, June 25, 2007 6:22 PM


EDIT: The following information comes from the user's manual:

Note that while in the OTG mode the USB port will only work in USB 1.1 mode. When connected to a PC, the player works as a full USB 2.0 device.

Because of the slow USB 1.1 transfer speed, DivX playback *may* not be supported in the OTG mode (MP3/WMA/JPEG works). In short, if you want to play DivX files, make sure you store them on a memory card instead of on a USB drive.

There are customers reporting that DivX files can be played back on USB drives. But mileage may vary and until the user's manual is updated by the factory this will not be a feature that we advertise.

May be best to edit the OP to reflect the likely but not sure fire nature of the feature.
#37
gbo82
Hi...
I have an xbox with the xbox media center.. I download lots of stuff and I would like to know how to watch avi files on the xbox... can anyone explain how to do this?

You could burn a standard UDF or ISO dvd with the files on and play them from the xbox dvd-drive, you could setup a samba share on your pc or you could use CCXStream. Using ccxs is incredibly easy and only takes a few seconds - if you have no networking knowledge (and don't want to learn) then that will be the best way.

Also someone said that you could play stuff off a usb stick? Is there a usb port??

Yep, but only a 4gb one - you will first need to either make or buy a usb2xbox adapter - they can be made cheaply by using the breakaway part of an old pad, cutting the end of it, cutting the end from a usb cable and soldering them together.
#38
cheap homeplugs do the job fine. XBMC is upgradable and takes all media formats. It can even stream net video and radio stations

Hi i have xbmc, its an 80 gig one, how can i set up a wireless network. minione suggested getting a linksys wireless adapter is there any way of doing it without this
#39
I bought one of these before this thread was posted however I find that mine has an annoying problem of interference on the audio. Its as if you can hear it accessing the usbdrive / memory card.


Is mine an isolated case or do others also have this problem ?

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