So I have had two WDTV SMP commected to a Windows machine.
One connected through ethernet cables and other connected through powerline ehthernet.
I must say besides the getting setup to connect with the windows 7 machine I have had no really issues.
The only issue I have is the time it takes to load the video/movies and video/TV folders; and that I am sure it becuase of the HD spin up time. Sometimes it take 5 to 10 seconds; whoa be still my beating heart.
I am getting another one for my daughter.
Trust me when I say I have ALOT of media.
2 TB of movies ( all mkv )
2 TB of TV series ( all avi or mp4 )
1 TB of mp3s
300 gigs of photots
All streaming from my Windows 7 machine; which is left on 24/7.
I give it a THUMB UP for the spouse approval rating