|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|2008-10-22 01:59 PM|
|Wayne||But it can't record HDTV from cable or satellite and that is a big problem - it makes the PVR functionality almost useless. Run SageTV on your HTPC with an HD-PVR and then use Sage extenders which costs US$200 (ouch - now C$260) and can play pretty much everything this can play.|
|2008-10-21 10:16 AM|
|classicsat||At that price, I'd sooner have a PC that can record HDTV (albeit from antenna or QAM cable), and/or actual Blu-ray discs.|
|2008-10-20 11:05 PM|
For an extender like this you can't beat the price of the PopcourHour A110
I have 2 of the A100's and they play everything I throw at them. If I ever jump on the BR band wagon I'll upgrade to the new A110 in a heartbeat. I say spend your money on storage/nas, get one of these and very happy.
|2008-10-20 09:27 PM|
It ain't cheap. Same (or close) as a full blown HTPC today.
But if you already have an HTPC and storage server, got a TV for the bedroom and an extender doesn't cut it (lots of HD on the server), this might be just what you need: quiet, remote-controlled, simple GUI, picks up from anywhere, plays everything...
|2008-10-20 08:46 PM|
Looks good to me, but other tvix products are quite pricy.
This will be no exception: probably cheaper to use an HTPC.
Edit: saw the price there, $600.. pretty hefty.
|2008-10-20 07:59 PM|
What is next after HTPC?
Everything DRM-less, of course. Next step, they might bundle AnyDVD with the player.
Lossless audio could be an issue (not clear about HDMI 1.3)...