Media Players

Popcorn Hour boxes – ($200 – $350) One of the most popular right now… especially Euro/Asian markets… very much a kitchen sink of features imageimageimage Patriot (memory company) – “Box Office” ($100) image image Iomega – Sreenplay line (<$100 for Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link Director Edition w/o drive) ScreenPlay TV Link Director Edition Director HD Seagate – FreeAgent Theater+, GoFlex TV ($120 range) image image Mede8er image

  • $159 for hard drive less model

ASUS – O!Play Air (HDP-R3) (Best One Yet!?) 212208941  212208941_007 212208941_005 m7RevEHHZoGGWUUg_500

  • $130 Street
  • great to see eSATA! finally as well as typical USB
  • WiFi-N built in
  • cardreader slots
  • haven’t found a good review of it yet but 2 folks on Buy.com liked the non air version

  (Update: 5 Jan 2010) LaCie – LaCinema Rugged HD LaCinema_Rugged_HD_Top_Angle_Remote LaCinema_Rugged_HD_Back_Bezel

  • Loving the looks of that enclosure!  Nice job there Neil!
  • $175 street seems reasonable including 500GB drive
  • This review uses words like “frustrating” :

(Update: 5 Jan 2010) Western Digital – WD TV Live (WDBAAN0000NBK) wdfWDTV_Live

  • Western Digital’s latest lineup has added a “Live” model with network connectivity for $120 street
  • as well as a lower end “Mini” model for $60 street

  Western Digital – WD TV (WDAVN00BN)
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Highlights:

  • $100 street
  • HDMI & Component
  • only 4” x 4” x 1.6”, 0.67 lbs
  • carry case doesn’t come with but looks pretty slick

IOGear (GMD2025U120)

Highlights:

  • $120 street w/120GB drive
  • HD is definitely upgradeable (2.5”)
  • “only” component and composite, no HDMI

Cirago (CMC1000)
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