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    Replacing an O!Play Mini...What's out there now?

    My O!Play Mini has been given away and needs to be replaced. It did exactly what I wanted it to, it played my pirated movie files on the TV.

    So what's needed in a new one is pretty basic. I need it to play files from an external hard drive and be independent of the PC. Looks as though a dongle won't do. Would like to have a box which streams from wifi.

    There's so many TV/Media player boxes out there. Which one to choose? Anyone own one they can recommend?

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    What tv do you have?

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    Most TVs have HDMI. You can connect your laptop to your TV.

    I use RGB connector from my laptop to projector.

    I have a separate laptop just for home entertainment purposes.

    You get more control over how to play your media if you run it through a laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    I need it to play files from an external hard drive and be independent of the PC
    external hard drives are independant of the PC, just unplug it (via safely remove hardware, so not to corrupt your files) then plug it into your TV.

    Is it a very old TV ?

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    Lazada.co.th - ?????????????? ???????? ??????? ?????????????? ???????? ???????????? and search android tv

    I have a minix x8-h with air mouse but now it is a couple of years old

    there will be better on the market now

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    Lots of people rave about the NVidia Shield, but it's a couple of hundred dollars.

    TBH I've found I can comfortably stream HD content on a Fire TV Stick/Kodi.

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    I've a JVC LCD and a Samsung LED. They are about four years old and neither are "smart."

    The Samsung is connected to my desktop PC by HDMI. I use that set up to download and watch movies. The JVC is in another room and I watch movies from my collection stored on external hard drives. Neither of my TVs can play mkv. files directly from an external hard drive. That's why I need a box.

    The device baldrick recommended is what I am looking for.

    A stick won't do the trick and Kodi shows me up for the computer 'tard I am.

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    Then I'd go for one of these:



    http://www.amazon.com/AVOV-TVonline-...529J34TEZT66KX

    It can:

    - Play movies from USB
    - Run Kodi
    - Work with third party IPTV services like Stalker
    - Run other Android IPTV/Movie apps like Icefilms

    About $90

    By the way Kodi is a lot easier than you think. You open Kodi (which is preinstalled on the box above) and follow a few simple instructions and it will basically configure itself for you.

    I wouldn't be afraid of it. Install it on your laptop and I'll send you a few links. If it doesn't work out you can just uninstall it.

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