Tuesday, August 02, 2005

AVeL LinkPlayer

I'm in love... This is an awesome little piece of hardware. Basically it's a DVD player that plays pretty much any video format directly off of DVD. But that's not the really cool part.

The really cool part is that it also has network connectivity so that it plays pretty much any video format off your PC (or whatever PC you install their AVeL Server software) as well as static graphics files, as well as audio files.

Yeah, I know that there are home brewed MPC options out there and whatnot... But it's great to see a fully developed commercial option that's not too expensive ($250 isn't bad at all for what you're getting)... and also really straight forward in its use.

Now I just need to deal with the temptation to not buy one. I don't need one THAT bad... at least not until I get my NAS set up... THEN I will.

Oh yeah, they also sell the Infrant ReadyNAS barebones for the cheapest I've seen anywhere (granted I havn't really looked THAT hard yet). So that's certainly an option.

Mmmm.... The temptation mounts!



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