So i am planning to upgrade my current setup to a brand new one that is networked.
At the moment:
TV (Connected to)
Asus RT-N13u - average signal around house
I have been using the bluray player to play my movies. A lot are unable to play due to the lack of support on audio/video formats. I also have to move movies onto a external hdd from pc and then plug into the bluray drive (annoying!!). The roku xd is connected wirelessly and buffers every now and then.
TV/Projector (Connected to)
Asus RT-AC66u or Netgear D6300 (Cant decide. HELP!)
Bluray player (only for bluray needs)
Roku 3 (wireless on 5ghz or powerline wired)
NETWORKED Media player (HELP WHICH ONE!!)
So those are my purchase plans. I am leaning towards the Asus at the moment due to its rave reviews. I want everything to be connected to that. Family laptop will be connected wirelessly and my computer (with movies) will be wired to router via powerline. I cant decide which mediaplayer is best for my needs. I like to play full hd videos as well as mkv 3d videos. I have lots of movies rips on my computer which i would love to move onto the mediaplayer or somewhere where the mediaplayer can automatically play (if that makes sense).
I want something/hdd that all computers can access. This will have movies as well as files i can share with devices connected on the network (wireless or wired).
At this stage i am thinking of the WDTV LIVE HUB. I can transfer all my movies to the 1tb hdd and transfer more rips as i get them. The problem here is that i have heard the transfer speeds are really average and the interface is quite bad too.
Help me make some decisions? Please?