Hello. I am new to the forums here and I am looking for some information regarding the interoperability of my WD World Book and the WD Live HD. At home I have a Windows Home Server and a WD World Book but at the moment I do not know what would be the best strategy to utilize all three of these devices. I would like to do the following,
Access media from the internet. I currently use WHS to do this but I am concerned about power usage. I setup the WHS because I thought I needed more power to trancode and do more stuff than I could do with the WD World Book.
I would like to stream video to my Plasma TV using a Network device such as a Network Media Tank or WD Live TV. Again power is a crucial factor here . Using the WHS and a laptop with an HDMI interface to play video does not look all that appealing.
I have looked into using XBMC, WD Live TV HD, laptop, netbook, eGreat and Popcorn Hour C-200 to do the video decoding but I am at a loss as to what would be the most economical and more fluid solution. Any ideas would be appreciated. Currently I am using the WHS but I would like to use the WD WorldBook for my primary NAS and use it in conjunction with a WD Live TV HD. Again, I would like the ability to stream over the intenet if possible and take advantage of DVD and Blu-Ray playback. I believe the WD Live HD can do this. At this time I am using my Laptop to play video to my Plasma TV vfrom my WHS but I am concerned about power consumption.
Thank you for your input!