Western Digital makes the excellent TV Live Hub which contains a 1TB Hard Drive for storing or backing up your media files without an additional NAS or Media Server. Media Players play common online downloaded file types like .mkv and .avi flawlessly. Be sure to check specs and read reviews for details.
Popcorn Hour also makes high quality media players that allow you to choose your own hard drive for internal storage. Media players sometimes require a bit more technical knowledge than a media streamers. They also take up much less room than many dedicated Home Theater PCs. Their smaller size makes them quieter than larger home theater computers.
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