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    Non-PC DVD players that can play WMV, etc?

    Are there any major-brand DVD players that can play WMV and other video formats right off a CD-R without having to make a VCD of it? And yes, I'm referencing hardcore pornography here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Are there any major-brand DVD players that can play WMV and other video formats right off a CD-R without having to make a VCD of it? And yes, I'm referencing hardcore pornography here.
    This player can, but it's networked, you can browse network from the dvd player.Take a look maybe it's something what you are looking for.link
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    Here is one I found through Google in about five seconds:

    http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...p?productid=96


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    Quote Originally Posted by rivas View Post
    This player can, but it's networked, you can browse network from the dvd player.Take a look maybe it's something what you are looking for.link
    I need one with HDMI, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Here is one I found through Google in about five seconds:

    http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...p?productid=96

    Obviously my own Google search phrase was not sufficient.

    EDIT: It seems to be more of a home theater PC device than a standalone hardware DVD player, which is what I am looking for. And HDMI is a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    I need one with HDMI, however.
    Then you need this
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivas View Post
    Then you need this
    That's what I don't want to get into, adapters and whatnot. I just want a good brand DVD player that can play WMV right off a CD-R. Seems that there aren't any out there that aren't home theater PC type devices.

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    It looks to be able to connect, but also play all those formats via that DVD-ROM drive. As you say, no HDMI.

    I'll keep looking.

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    Dunno where you can buy these though. Link

    A modded X-Box is still the best standalone multi-format player but doesn't have hdmi or dvi.
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    my phillips DVP642 plays about anything, not sure about WMV though, xvid FTW

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...17_US_CONSUMER

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    Maybe this?
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    There is NO stand alone DVD player with HDMI yet.
    Thats what he is looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivas View Post
    There is NO stand alone DVD player with HDMI yet.
    Thats what he is looking for.
    This Xoro HSD 8500 does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    This Xoro HSD 8500 does.

    W00t! nice find
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    That Xoro player looks very nice.

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    However --

    http://www.amazon.de/Xoro-HSD-8500-D...e=UTF8&s=ce-de

    Some german folks who have it apparently don't think much of it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massa View Post
    That Xoro player looks very nice.
    Yes it does, but it doesnt have network support.
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    Thanks for the help, guys, but I think some of you are confusing WMA with WMV. Most of the models you linked to support WMA files, not video.

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