Devices to Stream media over Wi-fi

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  • onestepfromlost 28 Aug 2012 21:05:05 2,076 posts
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    Im sure there has been thread about something similar, but with the iffy search function, (even with the custom google one) couldnt really find a totally similar one.

    Basically my setup is PC in the study with all my media on it connected to the wireless router, xbox in living room, wired to router, ps3 in bedroom connected over wifi, Now i want to move the ps3 to the living room as the tv is too small to game well.

    Ok im rambling my point is anyone know of a device that is reasonably priced that will stream and play my media over wifi to my tv in the bedroom. (i dont like apply stuff so that apple thingie is out, plus its bloody expensive).

    Ive considered getting a cheap 4gb slim 360 as my mrs knows how to play files on that which would save me teaching her something new(bloody woman) but if i can get a cheaper decent alternative that would be good
  • elstoof 28 Aug 2012 21:34:39 7,498 posts
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    Cheap.

    Edited by elstoof at 21:35:27 28-08-2012
  • onestepfromlost 28 Aug 2012 21:51:37 2,076 posts
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    I already bought one of them for about 300 im trying not to shell out much more
  • mrpon 28 Aug 2012 22:04:45 28,983 posts
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    One of the Western Digital HD streaming boxes.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • KD 29 Aug 2012 12:58:02 668 posts
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    My samsung tv has DLNA which uses my library from windows media player, its on dvd and bluray players too.

    Only problem was mkv files but they work too if you rename them as .avi files
  • chrisno21 29 Aug 2012 14:18:24 1,513 posts
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    If people are on Android then I pressume the NexusQ is what would do this.

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  • Flying_Pig 23 Oct 2012 22:03:21 11,042 posts
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    Anyone tried the Sony media streamer? I want it because it'll stream Love Film (it appears that Apple TV or the WD streamers don't).

    Assume it'll stream media from my NAS drive...?
  • onestepfromlost 24 Oct 2012 03:36:37 2,076 posts
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    I've been looking at a LG blueray player for a hundred quid that has stuff like lovefilm and netflix etc. And it streams over DLNA with most codecs working. Think it's the lg670 or something.don't have the link as on mobile
  • Flying_Pig 24 Oct 2012 07:44:14 11,042 posts
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    Thanks - I'll have a look :)
  • mrpon 24 Oct 2012 07:52:50 28,983 posts
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    Had a play around at work with a Sony BR player yesterday which had similar things, iPlayer, Netflix, Demand 5 etc.. I'll post the model number when I get into work later. Tempted myself actually!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • coastal 24 Oct 2012 07:58:37 5,383 posts
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    XBMC on a raspberry pi 50 for all the bits?
    XBMC on an Apple TV 80?
    XBMC on an HTPC 100+ (but it'll do more won't it, like retro games, why not)

    And if your upstairs is on the same electric ring to downstairs you could use homeplugs and get rid of the nasty wifi as may easily stutter with the HD.. if you have any.

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  • nickthegun 24 Oct 2012 08:45:51 60,118 posts
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    onestepfromlost wrote:
    I've been looking at a LG blueray player for a hundred quid that has stuff like lovefilm and netflix etc. And it streams over DLNA with most codecs working. Think it's the lg670 or something.don't have the link as on mobile
    I have the pre-netflix version of that and it's great. Plays everything you throw at it and it's really good quality.

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  • mrpon 24 Oct 2012 08:55:14 28,983 posts
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    This is Sony one I was on about, might be a tad pricey for some paupers.

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/bdp-s790

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Flying_Pig 24 Oct 2012 11:07:59 11,042 posts
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    @mrpon - a touch too much for me, although this Sony player looks OK

    Apparently uses something called Sony Homestream which seems to do everything I'd want it to... Too good to be true??

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 11:08:21 24-10-2012
  • Ultrasoundwave 24 Oct 2012 11:15:37 3,316 posts
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    Not sure if its the type of thing the OP is after, but these are really excellent.

    I bought one for the mrs to use with her iPad for xmas and, at the time, it didnt work very well. However, they have released a couple of HUGE updates for it since then and it works quite brilliantly now.

    Highly recommended.

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  • SBfistfun 24 Oct 2012 12:54:10 124 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    This is Sony one I was on about, might be a tad pricey for some paupers.

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/bdp-s790
    Be wary with Sony models.I've got one that uses DLNA and generally works ok.but certain files only play when stored on a USB stick plugged in the front.they won't play over DLNA.
    It's a right pain the arse and the don't state this anywhere.
  • Flying_Pig 24 Oct 2012 14:18:53 11,042 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave - what iPad App are you using?
  • Ultrasoundwave 24 Oct 2012 14:26:58 3,316 posts
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    @Flying_Pig

    Seagate have an official GoFlex app on the app store, works perfectly with the device.

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  • onestepfromlost 24 Oct 2012 15:02:06 2,076 posts
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    SBfistfun wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    This is Sony one I was on about, might be a tad pricey for some paupers.

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/bdp-s790
    Be wary with Sony models.I've got one that uses DLNA and generally works ok.but certain files only play when stored on a USB stick plugged in the front.they won't play over DLNA.
    It's a right pain the arse and the don't state this anywhere.
    Yeah when i was doing my research i came across this issue on a few forums. It seems some codec arent supported on some models and it seems pretty hard to pin down what does and doesnt work on each model without trawling forums like avforums. The lg i mentioned was the BD670 which i think ill be buying once i get paid this month. seems to be pretty good codec wise.
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