Unfortunately it’s not possible to me to run a network cable from my router to my WDTV, and I’ve trying streaming from my PC to the WDTV over wireless and the connection lag is too much for me.
So now I’ve been thinking of converting an old PC that I have lying around into a NAS (is freedns the best option?), have all my files transfered automatically from my PC to this newly converted NAS and use the WDTV connected to the NAS play the files. To recap :
PC -> NAS -> WDTV -> TV
So my questions are:
How would I connect the WDTV to the converted NAS
Is it easier to just keep the old PC running Windows 7?
Does it take a long time for the WDTV to recognize the NAS or is it just like a USB drive, a matter of seconds?
Is there a better alternative you can recommend?
The reason why I don’t connect the old PC directly to the TV is because 1. it doesn’t have a HDMI or VGA connector (I don’t feel like buying an adaptor nor a new vid card) and I much prefer the easy navigation of the WDTV.
Thank you for any help!