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Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« on: January 04, 2010, 12:42:09 PM »
Anybody seen these babies . . . what a great idea . . . I already have a SATA docking station but this is just superb! ;)

http://www.svp.co.uk/electrical/av-home-cinema/hardware-media-player-cyclone-fusion-2in1_mte-01046.html

or you could just get this one . . .

http://www.svp.co.uk/electrical/digital-audio/hardware-cyclone-micro-multimedia-converter_.html

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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 06:41:41 PM »
They're on sale at Bowlers on many of the stalls :)

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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 07:29:07 PM »
Do they work as stated??? Are they a similiar price Mike?
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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 08:13:29 PM »
They seem to be selling well for those that are expecting to playback (almost) any form of media file on their sw***y new LCD TVs.  It's like one I bought a while back (and Blackpanther tried to resurrect but got no joy) but with a few extra bells and whistles on :)

I've got a standard 3.5" SATA docking bay like the Cyclone but mine's for reading files only - got a Windows Media Centre for playing everything else back on my TV :)

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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 09:44:23 PM »
I just stream media from my PC onto my PS3....Job done  :D

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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 09:48:46 PM »
Yeah me too . . . just thought it was good for the price - that was all! ;)
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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 10:12:14 PM »
Just tried streaming a Blu-Ray Rip across from the PC (via an external h/drive) to the 360 via the Media Centre Extender .. sorry but this file cannot be played due to a missing codec (on the 360).  So it'll play HD rips in WMV format but not in MKV format .. so nice of M$ to ignore all but it's own industry standards :(

Ah well, good job I got a Media Centre PC to use instead... so off to watch about an hour of District 9 :)

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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 10:13:11 PM »
mmmm District 9 - superb stuff . . . ;)
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Re: Gadgets and gizmos etc . . .
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 12:07:09 AM »
Just tried to stream a blue rayrip from my PC to my PS3, hey it works ;D