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      03-06-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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I recently moved out of the barracks and got my own big boy house. Its pretty awsome, but the only downside is that my living room is no longer my bedroom. I have a 46" Hitachi in my living room with a desktop computer, xbox, and ps3 hooked up to it. I have a couple hard drives with movies/tv shows hooked up to the desktop so i can watch movies and stuff on tv. Its pretty cool, except I like to fall asleep watching a movie. Here is where I need help...

I want to get a smaller (32"ish) tv for my bedroom, and i was wondering what you guys suggested as far as what to hook up to it to play stuff off my external hd's. I could buy a laptop or something with hdmi output, and hook that up to the tv. Could I hook my ps3 up to the tv, and plug my hd's into the ps3? I know the ps3 has some usb ports, and honestly, i dont play any games on it, ever. I dont want to run surround sound or anything, just as basic of a setup as i can get away with, its just for the bedroom.

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      03-09-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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Laptop with wifi and connect to the hard drives in your living room to watch whatever you wanna watch from those in your bedroom.
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You could use either the ps3 or xbox as a media center.

Or buy a media center type device like an Apple TV or some other brand. I'm assuming you have a router and the ability to network all your other devices.
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I don't know if this matters for the wi-fi setups, but I don't have internet at my house (not wired for it). I whave a wireless router and all that, so I guess I could link everything together, anyone have any light reading that will tell me how?

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I don't know if this matters for the wi-fi setups, but I don't have internet at my house (not wired for it). I whave a wireless router and all that, so I guess I could link everything together, anyone have any light reading that will tell me how?

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You don't need the internet. Usually the literature in the product tells you what to do. Otherwise, google.
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