[mythtv-users] Is there a good hardware upnp client?

Shanon Mulley shanonmulleyster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 02:30:03 UTC 2007

I'm looking into the same thing here.

I'm tossing up between converting an xbox into an xbox media centre (I
beleive that has uPnP), or a dedicated media player, like the D-Link
media player (http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/460098470abb50a42742c0a87f9c06e4/Product/View/XH8230)

I dont actually have an xbox at the moment, so I'll have to buy one -
I have done some investigations on ebay, and reckon the whole
excercise (xbox plus stuff to mod it + shipping) will cost at least
$150. The D-link media player thing will cost $350. I'm kind of
leaning towards the D-Link way, just because I'd like to have
something which just worked out of the box - I'm not sure if I want
another home-brew thing which may need maintenance. Plus, I have
little interest in the xbox for games.

Has anyone else looked into this? Is an xbox much good as a media
centre/uPnP add on for myth?

On 3/16/07, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Craig Partin <cpartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >>> I am intrigued by products like the Dlink DSM520 and would love to
> > > >>> have such a small quiet box do the living room work.  I can schedule
> > > >>> and do all the other myth tasks from vlc or the fe/be in another
> > > >>> room
> > > >>> but in the living room all I need is a decent interface that can
> > > >>> playback video and music with little fuss.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Does this exist?  I don't really need technical assistance but some
> > > >>> usability reports would be much appreciated
> > > >>
> > > >> Are you needing HD? The MediaMVP can do a decent job for SD stuff but
> > > >> can't handle HD.
> > > >
> > > > I do want HD.
> > >
> > > JVC SRDVD-100U works incredible!!
> >
> > Can you tell me more please?  How good is the interface?  Does it
> > handle FLAC and mp3?
> Indeed, sounds very promising for mid-end HD requirements.  How well
> does it actually work?
> > Are there different ways to organize browsing
> > of myth recordings and videos?  Does it organize music by id3 tags?
> > Is the remote good?
> > _______________________________________________
> Heh heh heh.  I hope this doesn't come across as offensive to anyone.
> But I think at the very least, there should be an option to not have a
> remote with your device (and maybe knock off 30 bucks or so of the
> price).  But to take it further,  I think that information on setting
> up the device with a decent universal (Harmony maybe?) should be
> included.  I have about 15 devices (all around my house, not in 1
> room..) and if I used the 15 remotes that came with each device, I'd
> never be able to enjoy mind numbing entertainment.  I recently
> purchased a Harmony 659, and love it!  So, having a good remote seems
> extremely... pointless to me when deciding the value of a device.
> -Chad
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