Hi all, I have read a number of posts and reviewed the manuals for the WD TV media players, and am stil unsure which way to go… so, I am looking for some assistance. First, I am in Canada, so no Netflix, and I don’t want to watch you-tube videos etc… I want to watch movies that are mostly xvid or avi etc which (currently )reside on my pc. based on this, I believe I should go with the WD TV Live (not Plus).
I do run a Dlink wireless network in the home, but based on some of the posts on the user group, streaming vidoes and movies from a PC directly to the WD TV unit seems to be hit and miss. I really don’t want to spend countless hours tweaking settings etc to get this to work. My Dlink Router is on another floor of my home from the TV I wish to use, so Ethernet to the media player is also not an option.
I guess I am debating two options;
- Purchase some terabyte storage drive, network that, and connect the terabyte drive to the WD TV unit. This way I can transfer the movies over to the terabyte drive (via wireless), and as it will be directly connected to the WD TV unit, I shouldn’t experience skipping etc…
- Network the WD TV unit by purchasing an approved network adapter and stream movies etc from my PC over the wireless network directly to it (in hopes of no stuttering etc…) although after reading a number of posts, i’m still not sure this is 100% doable or will give me the quality I’m after.
ps. sales reps at both Tiger Direct and Best Buy were of no help…
So, any words of wisdom before I go out and buy would be greatrly appreciated.
Thanks in advance