Here is what I have:
- Xbox 360
- 2 2TB HDDs
- 2 TVs
- One old laptop that works but is well past it's prime, will probably upgrade after I see what Win 8 serves up.
- Home WiFi network, TelstraClear modem + Cisco wireless router.
Currently my solution is to stream from my laptop to the xbox with Media Centre for one TV and copy a USB stick which plays on a very cheap DVD player for the other TV. This is ugly, particularly the USB stick stuff but there you go. I could use the old laptop as a file server when I get a new one but I'm not keen on leaving it on all the time and it is on the way out so a more permanent solution would be better.
I think what I need is at least two new pieces of kit. First, I need a device to plug the HDDs into and stream from and then I need at least one media player for the second TV or two if streaming to the xbox isn't possible.
I guess that first device could be a cheap desktop, it only has to have a screen and keyboard connected once to set it up from then it is just streaming video to the other devices. Is there a more elegant, or even better cheaper, NAS box built with this in mind?
Anybody know the limits on streaming to an xbox? I figure the second bit of kit is going to be a WD Live Media Hub or similar, and if I can't stream to the xbox two of them.