Watching downloaded videos on TV..... help!

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Found 10th Jan 2010
I'm looking for something to hook up to my TV to watch downloaded video files.

I was thinking about the Acer Revo. Perfect because it has HDMI to plug straight into the TV.

However I'm wondering if its the best option, or if there's anything better? I'm concerned the Revo isn't powerful enough to play Divx files....

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thought about a ps3?

Why not just get a DVD player with USB input

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Why not buy the films legally?

DanJackson;7492056

Why not buy the films legally?



Its not always illegal to down load films.

don't think insinuating someone is a criminal is very fair.

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DanJackson;7492056

Why not buy the films legally?


did OP mention they were illegal films? :thinking:

Revoo is easily powerful enough to ply Divx files..

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DAMNOME;7492038

Why not just get a DVD player with USB input


got one. It's not fantastic in all honesty. Especially bad for long files if you want to start watching from halfway through. Plus I like the idea of being able to watch youtube/iPlayer etc as well as an easy way to put on photo slideshows


DanJackson;7492056

Why not buy the films legally?


I never said I downloaded illegally.

tonyg1962;7492089

Revoo is easily powerful enough to ply Divx files..


That's good to know. I was just looking into it more and discovered Boxee software on the internet too. Don't know what it does but its got good reviews!

Old xbox with XBMC

I use an Xtreamer which connects to the host computer via ethernet and can play most types of downloads. I see people are recommending DIVX capable DVD players but its unlikely your downloads are in DIVX form. They are more likely to be AVI, MPG ot MKV files encoded with something other than DIVX.

The manufacturer site is at ]http//ww…et/

The UK dealer is TranquilPC (which is where I got mine) ]http//ww…om/

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thanks for all of the above. Will have to look into all of the options in a little more detail...

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dcx_badass;7493973

Don't get a PS3 they absolutely such as media players. So fussy about … Don't get a PS3 they absolutely such as media players. So fussy about what they play. I use an old xbox wit XBMC as already suggested.


Never had a problem playing anything on my PS3 except matroska

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