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Old 05-03-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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i am looking for a good dvd player capable of playing multiple formats escecially wmv hd. and i would like someking of network connection like wireless or ethernet but want a farily low cost like under $200.

is there anything like that avaliable out there.
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Old 05-03-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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AFAIK there are no DVD players capable of playing WMV-HD files. You need a PC, a powerful one as a matter of fact, to play them.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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AFAIK there are no DVD players capable of playing WMV-HD files. You need a PC, a powerful one as a matter of fact, to play them.
What about the Buffalo LinkTheater??? (Model: PC-P3LWG/DVD)

Here are some other products:

Product: Buffalo LinkTheater (PC-P3WG/DVD)
Main Link: http://buffalotech.com/products/prod...&categoryid=18
Review Link: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Review...INKTHEATER.php
Price: $300 US (as of Q2 2005)

Product: Zensonic's Z500 Networked DVD Media Player
Main Link: http://www.zensonic.com/press_z500_int.php?ref=1146
Price: $300 US (as of Q2 2005)

Product: D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320RD
Main Link: http://www.d-link.com/products/?sec=1&pid=387
Price: $270 US (as of Q2 2005)


I beleive the Buffalo and Zensonic devices support WMV HD but I don't think the D-Link product supports that format. I could be wrong?

Can anyone confirm?
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:36 PM   #4
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Here is another AMAZING player, it can play now WMV9-HD with DRM Protection...

http://www.iodata.com/products/produ...LA&ts=2&tsc=15
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These are interesting but strange devices... I don't think they'll survive against the blue laser formats. Good for burning your own 720p/24 content, but not likely to have a lot of commercial content released on them...
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There are a few commercial titles released in WMV9, most notably Terminator 2 Extreme Edition and some IMAX titles but those have been out for a while and there hasn't been anything new.
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That 'phone home' authorization on the T2EE disc seems a major PITA...
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These are interesting but strange devices... I don't think they'll survive against the blue laser formats. Good for burning your own 720p/24 content, but not likely to have a lot of commercial content released on them...
These players aren't designed to compete against the blue laser formats, at least not in my eyes. It's for people that want a device to act as a hub between your Home Entertainment Room and your Computer Room without spending alot of money on a Home Theater PC.

I've been looking at these Hybrid DVD players for a while and will buy one when the main output is HDMI and they can upconvert a 480p DVD signal to 1080i/720p.
  • I like the SnaZio Net DVD Cinema but it doesn't support WMV HD
  • I like the Buffalo LinkTheater but it doesn't upscale regular DVDs
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:59 AM   #9
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The SnaZio Net DVD Cinema HD player, will be a WMV-HD player, just like the brandnew KISS DP-600.

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Old 05-13-2005, 05:40 PM   #10
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Show me the prerecorded content... that's what's important for me. If you need to produce MPEG4 720p/24 of your own content, cool... otherwise, I'm waiting.
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Thereīs plenty of WMV-HD content out there.

By the way, the picture quality in 1080i, isnīt so bad at all, off course 1080p is number one, but unfortunately 1080p players and screens will cost a fortune the first couple a years, thatīs why a temporary solution 720p/1080i with upscaling of ordinary DVDs seems to be it, as long as the battle between BLU RAY and HD-DVD goes on, and that could take a while.
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My high school French is a bit rusty for your link...
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Does anyone know if any of these players have the "pause" problem when switching between layers on a DVD?

My Sony always pauses for a second when switching between layers. I hate that.
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What Sony player do you have???
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Here is another AMAZING player, it can play now WMV9-HD with DRM Protection...

http://www.iodata.com/products/produ...LA&ts=2&tsc=15
I own the I/O Data Link Player2. It cannot play WMV with DRM. It also can't play WMA Pro 5.1 audio yet. Those are expected soon with a firmware update, but until then, we are at the mercy of Microsoft to work out a fix with DRM licencing. As far as other features of the Link Player, it has an amazing picture quality as it upconverts dvd's to 1080i and it plays Xvid/Dvix in high def format. I couldn't be happier with a $250.00 network media player
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