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Extreme Budget Media Center

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December 7, 2009 9:26:52 PM

Anyone have any plans for a extreme budget media center???? I need plans/suggestions for the build - I got a spare monitor, keboard, mouse and DVI - HDMI cable, OS, etc.
I'll only use it to watch AVI, MKV files on a 50 inch TV - will probably be buying the parts during christmas time [Canada] and I'm not how much I can dish out for this build just yet, but the cheaper the better as I have a long list of thing to buy as it is. Any suggestions?

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December 8, 2009 3:07:38 AM

Have u looked at apple tv?
AFAIK its pretty easy with s/ware to hack it and get it running pretty much any format. Also easy to upgrade the hdd yourself.

I just splashed out a measly $200 for an external media hdd from lacie.
Its usb powered so i just dump what i need from my pc, then its into the tv and away u go, remote and all.
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December 8, 2009 7:26:35 AM

coffeecoffee said:
Anyone have any plans for a extreme budget media center???? I need plans/suggestions for the build - I got a spare monitor, keboard, mouse and DVI - HDMI cable, OS, etc.
I'll only use it to watch AVI, MKV files on a 50 inch TV - will probably be buying the parts during christmas time [Canada] and I'm not how much I can dish out for this build just yet, but the cheaper the better as I have a long list of thing to buy as it is. Any suggestions?


Look at these options:

Argosy 1TB USB 2.0 / Ethernet / WiFi USB Dongle Multimedia TV HDD Media Player HV359T-00999 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$175

Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player WDAVN00BN - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 -Freeshipping

Recertified: Western Digital USB 2.0 HDMI Composite A/V Black TV HD Media Player WDAVN00BN
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$75

SAMSUNG STORY Station 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive HX-DU010EB - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100
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