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    Default mutlimedia hard drive recommendation

    I'm interested in getting a multimedia hard drive (now that I know such things exist), but don't know where to begin. I basically just want it for music at this point, and would like to not need a TV. So, an LCD display would be great, especially if it could display mp3 tags. A remote control would also be nice. Does anyone have any recommendations? Again, I don't necessarily need DVR capabilities or anything like that. I also don't want to have to keep a computer running (like for a squeezebox). Just a 500G or 1T hard drive with ability to play directly to a stereo receiver. What's the best out there?

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    Apple TV absolutely love them and you can have your music all on the internal hard drive or stream it directly from any itunes library. This one gets my vote.
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    While I really like Apple TV, the small internal harddrive was a real problem. While it has been about a year since I looked, I don't think Apple TV comes anywhere close to having storage capacity in the 500 gig or 1TB range.

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    Heard decent reviews on the WD TV.

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    Well there is 2 things you can do about the small HD in the apple tv do the hack and use a external HD or crack it open and upgrade the HD inside. My collection just barely can fit in the 160gb hard drive.
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    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I like the WD TV idea. I was originally thinking of something like the Lacie Lacinema or maybe the Iomega Screenplay or something like the TVisto. I kind of like the idea of having the hard drive separate from the player device though. I'll definitely think about the WD TV.

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