If the tower of DVD boxes in your living room is starting to rival your vintage pizza box stack, this could be the answer.It’s basically a turbo-charged external hard drive case with a plethora of audio and video connections that’ll happily hook up to your plasma. Best of all, it’ll spin the files ripped from DVDs without any need to go through the nail-pulling exercise of converting them to MP4 or some other standard format. Once you’ve ripped your entire video collection on your PC, you can store all the resultant ISO and IFO files on here and play them at any time, just as if you’d slotted in the disc. Naturally, it’ll also handle standard video files and your music collection.A comprehensive remote control does away with the need for any keyboards or mice. Best of all, it’ll cope with Microsoft’s hi-def WMV HD format and output at full 1080p resolution, thanks to its DVI connection. Buy it complete with the hard disk capacity of your choice, or opt for the apparently simple option of buying it as a shell and whacking in your own.
Playengine IAMM NTD36HD Price: £200 + hard disk On sale: Now Contact: Playengine