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2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player

Western Digital WD HD TV

The Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player allows you to attach any external hard drive or USB flash drive to the device, which lets you watch videos, listen to music, or even create your own slideshows from your photos, right on your television. The WD TV HD Media Player can accept up to two external drives at once, and supports Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound, making it ideal to play movies stored on those devices in glorious 1080p. They typically sell for $129, but Amazon has them for $99.

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Digital Cowboy Movie Cowboy DC-MCNP1 media player NAS

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: HDTV, Peripherals, Storage

Digital Cowboy Movie Cowboy DC-MCNP1 media player and NAS

Digital Cowboy has put out a lot of interesting media players/portable disk drives before, and their latest, the Movie Cowboy, is their latest offering.  This 2.5 NAS drive can stream all types of file formats to your HDTV including MPEG2 HD(ts,tp,trp), MPEG-1/2, Xvid, DAT, ISO, VOB, IFO, MKV(x.264), H.264, WMV9, ASF, MOV, RMVB, FLV, MP4, MotionJPEG video files, alongside MP3, AAC, OGG, AC3, DTS, MPEG1/2 Layer 1/2/3(MP3), MPEG2-2BC, MPEG-2/4 ACC-LG, WMA9(Pro) and FLAC audio files.  Ports include a USB 2.0, HDMI/composite video, and even has an Ethernet port.  It should be available next month for $209. 

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MediaGate’s M2TV Media Player

Mediagate M2TV

MediaGate’s M2TV or MG-M²TV, is the “first superscripted HD media player” that supports video formats AVI, WMV9, MKV, Xvid, H.264, even RealVideo.  These formats, including music, can be sent to the user’s HDTV via HDMI or Component, and it can also take video from HDD, memory cards, and there are plans for Wi-Fi. The MediaGate MG-M2TV is available now for $119. 

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Bleeding Edge TV 241: Neuros’ Joe Born chats with us about open source media players

We chat with Neuros’ Joe Born about what has in store in the near future and about their approach to making their media players open source. We also discuss how they’re the only embedded media device company open sourcing their software for the devices and what that means to them. They’ve seen a great deal of tech community involvement and more from bringing their devices into open source. See the video, recorded from Showstoppers at 2008.


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