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analog andy

join:2005-01-03
Surrey, BC
reply to analog andy

Re: Ditching Shaw cable need media player ideas

I thought about HTPC but just can't be bothered with building computers anymore.

I know Shaw offered one free rental but I got 4 tv's so really I'd rather use this moment to ditch them. I got the basic + of whatever its called these days goes up to 50+ channels I'm pretty sure my bill is close to $70 last time I checked. I also had a shitty experience with their support guys so I got rid of the internet about a 1.5 years ago.

I'm thinking of getting a good router, power line networking, USB HD or two hooked up to the router and a media player in each room. Also get antennas for the TV's to get a few of the local ota chnnels.



vue666
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join:2007-12-07
Halifax, NS
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I have a WD TV Live and love it. It is attached to my tv in the rec room and accesses media files via wireless on my Linux computer upstairs. No stuttering or freezing...


decx
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join:2002-06-07
Vancouver, BC
reply to analog andy

said by analog andy:

I thought about HTPC but just can't be bothered with building computers anymore.

If you don't want to build a system but don't mind spending more to buy one there are a few pre-built htpc systems out there. Personally I run a Mac Mini as a HTPC running Plex and it does the job really well. All the flexibility of a desktop while looking smaller and sleeker than the rest of my system components.