Working great now. Streams from wireless source, but not as originally planned. I never have gotten it to see the network shared folders on my PC. I even boxed it all back up Friday and took it back to Best Buy to get an Apple router and Apple TV2. They were out of Apple.
So instead, I bought a 2TB NAS, another WD product. Plugged it in and hooked up to the router switch. At this point the TV Live can see the NAS, but not the PC, and the PC can’t see either so I’m still stuck. Geek Squad is clueless, WD phone help has their “system down” and I’m on the brink of a meltdown. My brother (network admin professional) then tells me to link to the NAS by IP address. How do you do that I ask. Get the IP from the router (already knew that) type it into the address bar in "my computer". I didn’t know you could do that I say. At this point I can see the NAS from the computer (opened up a Firefox browser) but still not from windows explorer. Then he had me Map a Network drive to the already available public shares directory that I could see on the NAS through Firefox. I mapped the drive to ///Public and viola I’m hooked up. Now I copy the data to the NAS from the PC and it streams seamlessly to the TV Live box. I bet I could even hook the Live box to the XP network shares now by mapping it as a drive, but that would just clutter the UI on the TV screen and I don’t need it now.
The box seems to like .avi and .mkv the best. It hangs up on .mp4 which locks up the box from playing anything until you un-plug and re-boot. So I avoid mp4’s and no problem.
I also believe this would have been an easy process with Windows7.