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Old 08-26-04, 09:32 AM   #1
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Anybody have a Wireless Media Player?

I was at Best Buy last night and saw the D-Link Wireless Media Player for $200:


Buy.com has it at the much cheaper price of $160 and free shipping. Anywhere cheaper than that?

I'm very interested in buying a wireless media player, but would like to hear some comments. I want to find something that plays a very broad range of file formats and is easy to use. What do you think of this one?
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Old 08-26-04, 10:06 AM   #2
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Gateway and Oritron had DVD players with a wireless connectivity that could stream files off your PC. With those you also get a DVD player with it.

http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review1701.html

There are plenty of others too.
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Old 08-26-04, 11:07 AM   #3
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I don't have one. I got some leads in this thread, that might be useful to you, thanks to toq:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=380332

My main interest is streaming audio, and a majority of the stations I want to listen to use a RealPlayer format, .ra or .ram, that none of these products seem to play. The balance of the stations (30-40%?) use .mp3, or .wma (or variants) which are supported. Guess I'll settle for listening via computer for a while longer.
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Old 08-26-04, 12:35 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention, we have three at work. Two wireless and one wired, streaming DVD players (Gateway, a liteon, and the Kiss player). Even for video these things work pretty good.

You could even get an Xbox and mod it to do just about the same thing.
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You could even get an Xbox and mod it to do just about the same thing.
I have an Xbox, but don't have the skill to do anything opening the box. Any clues on an easy process?
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I have an Xbox, but don't have the skill to do anything opening the box. Any clues on an easy process?
Do a search online, I think there are Non-mod chip ways to get the Xbox media player to work. Luckily my cousin is an avid gamer and bought 10 mod chips and hooked us all up. But I think now they make even easier ways to put mod chips in a Xbox.

Call around to some local video game stores or even computer repair places. There are a few around me that will put in a mod chip.
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