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Wow, no need for a Media Center PC
on 13 December 2013
I was planning on putting together a custom Media Centre PC running Windows 8 Pro's Media Centre but needed to more urgently replace my aging DVD player. Glad I took the time to research this because now I don't need to buy an expensive PC, I have all the essentials right in this little box. Forget DLNA (which it has), the killer feature for me is the ability to connect directly to my LAN and browse (through standard Windows authentication methods) my server which houses our movies and recorded TV. The network browsing interface could be much better, it's not elegant or particularly well thought out. If you have 000's of files in one folder, it's not easy to scroll through them so organisation is the key to getting the most out of it but the way it delivers on the screen is outstanding. It plays all the formats I care about including mkv. As a Blu-ray player, it's fast and smooth. Great purchase. Might even sign up for Netflix which is also built-in.