best network media player/streamer for various file types?

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by G25r8cer, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    Currently have a WD My cloud with tons of different types of video formats on it. Looking for a good streaming box for it.

    Have a 50" Vizio M series that doesn't like and wont play certain file types. My 32" samsung (2yrs old) plays more files than the vizio.

    Was looking at a WD TV box but, don't know which model to go with.

    Suggestions?

    I want something easy to navigate, pause, fast forward, etc any file type.


    Dont want to spend much more than $50 or so and will be buying used .. likely ebay

    Must have HDMI of course
     
  2. BrokaToe

    BrokaToe Member

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    Before I built my own plex server I had really good luck using a WDTV Live streaming box. It has easy network integration and I believe it plays up to 1080p. The model was one of these WDBHG70000NBK, WDBHG70000NBK-HESN.

    Personally if you have an old PC and a little time I would recommend building your own streaming server, but if not this WDTV Live box would work well for you. It also has the apps for Netflix, Hulu etc.
     

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