As hardware becomes ridiculously cheap, and more and more options become available, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to the humble media centre. So many devices can do it. And after recently cancelling a Foxtel subscription, I’m staring at a few pieces of hardware in my room, wondering which would be the best. What do you use?
ESPN no longer has the rights to La Liga in Australia, which means they no longer have the rights to my money. So on the odd occasion that I find myself sitting on my couch with nothing to do (after those Steam sales? Not likely, amirite?), I’d like to be able to switch on the TV and just watch something without any hassle.
My OUYA just arrived, and I know there’s a XBMC for that. Just like there is for the Raspberry Pi, which I’ll be getting soon as well. I haven’t had too much luck connecting either the 360 or PS3 to my PC – something about my sharehouse network seems to be stuffing it up.
I don’t need much. Just the basics. A list of video/audio items, a “play” button… That sort of thing. What do you use, and how have you found it?
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