Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Sep 2009 22:31 UTC
Multimedia, AV While we at OSNews often talk about desktops, laptops, and netbooks, there is another "form factor" which is making inroads into various households: the home theatre PC, or HTPC. There are a lot of software packages out there that will aid in turning a computer into an HTPC, and since I've been testing three of them extensively over the past months, I figured we'd talk about what you use.
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WD TV
by NathanHill on Sat 12th Sep 2009 00:38 UTC
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

I got one of the WD TV devices refurbed from the Western Digital website, and I have been surprised.

The bonus is that there is a nice community of folks who have added on to the base Linux setup, so you can add a usb wireless dongle, usb hubs, torrent, webserver, and more.

It's fast and small. Plus, you can just repurpose some old usb hard drives for your media. So far, so good. Worth $75 or whatever I paid for it.

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RE: WD TV
by Dr.Mabuse on Sun 13th Sep 2009 03:11 in reply to "WD TV"
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2009-05-19

I got one of the WD TV devices refurbed from the Western Digital website, and I have been surprised.


I can vouch for the WD TV too. Great unit, doesn't take up much room, runs silently and performs very well.

They (Western Digital) seem to provide good support and firmware updates for the unit as well (for new video formats, etc.)

Worth considering as an alternative to a complete PC-based system for home...

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