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Old 11-03-12, 12:26   #1
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Default The cheapest media player?

It's a Raspberry Pi Model B (less than 40€) with OpenELEC - an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub.

See this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/810
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Old 11-03-12, 22:48   #2
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A SATA interface would had make it perfect
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Old 13-03-12, 13:20   #3
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Originally Posted by jrosado View Post
A SATA interface would had make it perfect
CuBox is your answer then!
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Old 13-03-12, 14:08   #4
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Originally Posted by kypec View Post
CuBox is your answer then!
SATA, not e-sata
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Old 21-03-12, 07:44   #5
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Default Re: The cheapest media player?

wow i don't know
the cheapest? why don't you try to find free software?
it might be hard though
i only can recommend players for the computer...
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Default Re: The cheapest media player?

As Hi-Jack oftens points out...the issue is that basic functionality is already appearing in IPTV's. So from one perspective..you can say that functionality is free. The same goes for bluray players. So the Market for standalone mediaplyers is being sequeesed. For it to continue they have to find an edge...something which will make some people buy a mediplayer even though there is a basic function in their new IPTV.

The irony is that will alienate some users...who find Jukebox's and database search functions to be unessacary froth. These though are the very users who are going to be happy to use the simple function they get for free in their new IPTV. There is no point medipayer companies looking to keep their custom.
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Old 28-04-12, 19:27   #7
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Default Re: The cheapest media player?

If i may, i would like to add that, cheap /= good. I would rather go for quality over price. sometimes cheap = fakes = easily spoil.. some rules to rmb..





Rule #1:
Whatever you buy there, double check the purchased item before you step out of shop. Open up any item even if it is “cheap” accessories, battery or anything. Request to test if possible whatever you buy at the spot even if the shop is reputable or grant 1-to-1 exchange within grant period. Most importantly, check your receipt properly (eg date, serial number, item list) and make sure all items are listed. Never trust what they say (even if they say that the item is already in the bag), only trust what you see.



Rule #2
Only buy the item you have originally in mind. If the item is not available, walk out immediately. Do not let the staff recommend other items because they will (definitely) mark up to high price and also “force” you to buy having told you that they already prepare the receipt and make the order.



Rule #3:
Do your homework. Don’t ever buy any expensive item on impulse else you find the most ridiculous reasons ever giving to you just to rip you. There are many affordable internet cafes around SLS that cost less than $2 for 1/2 hours, and you get use it to google the item and the name of the shop you about to buy from.



Rule #4:
If you get ripped off, take as lesson learn. Complaining to Police and CASE is unlikely to help much because chances is that your predicament isn’t new too and that particular shop very likely to be already blacklisted. Those shop owners may even challenge you to call the police or report to CASE. You are buying and patronizing those shop with your eyes wide open.[/SIZE]

p.s.. copied from www.simlimsquareshopping.com .. have to give them credit.. LOL.. learnt quite a few tips & tricks from there.. haha
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Default Re: The cheapest media player?

[QUOTE=fld9;236790]It's a Raspberry Pi Model B (less than 40€) with OpenELEC - an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub.


See this: http://www.designspark.com/content/r...klyupdate7-_-0

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i think that you should first look for free downloadable software because there are a lot of downloadable nowadays that are as good as the cheap ones and you can save up your money for probably buying something else or save up more for a better media player in the future, downloading can set off buying a cheap one for a while until you are ready to buy a good media player that will have better functionality
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