Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
aceface
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:38 am

I ditched my HD1000 and went to a modded Xbox and have never looked back. But if HD is important to you then this isn't an option. I realize that most of the HD1000 users used it due to it's HD functionality.


Mebby I did the same thing, pretty happy with the XBOX 360 as my media player although no VOB playback, just dealing with WMV and going old skool with a DVD player until a better piece of hardware comes along.

I too have a HD1000 Rev.A w/compact flash card ready for eBay, it has a rewired PSU, but something else has caused the Roku to stop working. I've had enuff though, so if anyone would like to contact me about it, please do.

Good riddance ROKU.
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Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:37 pm

aceface wrote:
pretty happy with the XBOX 360 as my media player although no VOB playback

If you're running Windows XP Media Center Edition, and using the 360 as a Media Center Extender, then check out Transcode360. It can serve DVDs (VOB and ISO, as well as DivX/XviD) to the 360.

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:44 pm

I just bought the PS3 and loaded Yellow Dog Linux on it. Don't know anything much about linux so have been struggling with getting video (mplayer) to work. Hope Sony and Terra Solutions (YDL) get cracking on some improvements to YDL or better yet The Endless does some programming for his PS3.
 
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:04 pm

If you're running Windows XP Media Center Edition, and using the 360 as a Media Center Extender, then check out Transcode360. It can serve DVDs (VOB and ISO, as well as DivX/XviD) to the 360.


Endless as always, you rule! Right now I have the XBOX talking to my OSX machine using CONNECT 360. It's a brilliant app. But I'll take a look at TRANSCODE 360...Thanks!

The thing i'll miss the most is the helpful community that was created here in the ROKU forums. :cry:
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igleaner
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:19 pm

I suggest using the following as a replacement to the Picture Bridge:

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Enterta ... A8000.aspx
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:56 pm

Looks good, but no price yet, no info about own plugins, and DRM implementation ?
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:25 pm

The retail price of the Netgear unit is $349 and it includes a built-in wireless receiver.

The only drawback I see from the pictures is that it doesn't have a component video pass through, which I require for my setup for lack of multiple component inputs.
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:37 pm

I just checked the Netgear spec sheet for this unit and it does support Windows media DRM.

This unit apparently does much more than the Roku ever did and it is less money with built-in wireless circuitry.

Here's the spec sheet:
http://www.netgear.com/upload/product/e ... 1dec06.pdf
 
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:06 am

igleaner wrote:
I just checked the Netgear spec sheet for this unit and it does support Windows media DRM.

This unit apparently does much more than the Roku ever did and it is less money with built-in wireless circuitry.

Here's the spec sheet:
http://www.netgear.com/upload/product/e ... 1dec06.pdf

No .ts or VOB support?
 
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:01 pm

TheEndless wrote:
aceface wrote:
pretty happy with the XBOX 360 as my media player although no VOB playback

If you're running Windows XP Media Center Edition, and using the 360 as a Media Center Extender, then check out Transcode360. It can serve DVDs (VOB and ISO, as well as DivX/XviD) to the 360.

TheEndless


Added Transcode360 to the XBOX360 and once again enjoying my DVD collection via home network. My HD1000 is collecting dust if anyone is interested - it's a REV.A with 258mb swap card & rebuilt PSU. It's broken, dont think it's the PSU seems like MB/capacitor issue as decribed in other threads.

The Netgear looks interesting but VOB or ISO is not mentioned in SPECs.
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Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:34 pm

hi,

i'm thinking that to future proof myself, i should just use a computer with a vga-to-component converter. even a moderate speed computer (1 ghz and up) should work fine. for those that have a new tv that has a vga input, it's even easier, as no converter is needed. this setup should play every file format out there with the right software.
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