I admit I’m a dummy when it comes to Apple/Ipad/IOS (other than what I’ve learned through iTunes). Of the ways to play content through my WDTVLIVEPLUS, I like Windows Media Player 12 “Play To” the best. There is another advantage that has a very strong backing in my house – the UI is easier for my wife to work than the UI on WDTV.
Yes, I can control WMP 12 on my laptop/windows 7, but I have a rather bulky ACER with a pretty large screen. What would be ideal would be to control WMP 12 — or an equivalent media server ---- through a tablet or iPad sized device with a touchscreen, user friendly UI. I am not interested in “streaming media” to the tablet/IPad device — I am interested in using it to control and selectt the stream of media going to my WDTV, which is hooked to my home theater system. Currently, I have two WDTVLIVEPLUS units, a wireless N network and everything soft is Microsoft.
There seems to be a dearth of Windows 7 touchscreen hardware and what is out there is very $$$$ expensive, and I understand none of the Ixxx stuff is DLNA compliant. Is there any combination of hardware and software that will do what I want it to do?