Basic Discovery Scanner has a range of 500 ls.Intermediate has a range of 1000 ls.Advanced has no range limit.Keep in mind the Detailed Surface Scanner is a supplement to the Discovery scanners. It can't be used on its own.
The only game I've pre-ordered in years was Alien: Isolation.
And I was very happy with it. Best game (IMO) based on the franchise yet released, and I've played every one of them from the Atari 2600 Alien, the C64 version, and all the way up to the incredibly crappy Aliens: Colonial Marines.
However, for the most part there isn't much point in pre-ordering. You rarely get a significant discount, and extras are often lackluster. Better to wait until the state of the...
How are they forcing you to buy the pre-order?
Simply don't buy it.
Wait until after the release and read reviews and forums to see what condition the game is in. Or wait well after release and buy it once it's discounted.
Plex is good, but in my experience Serviio plays much more nicely with Sony's DLNA equipment.
It's free, give it a try.
Be sure to select the correct DLNA profile once you have it set up.
Sorry, WiFi is disabled in the BIOS in mine since I use the wired connection.My only suggestion would be to make sure you're using the very latest drivers. Look on www.station-drivers.com for updated versions.
I installed 0801 this weekend, going from 0701.
It added a few more options for configuring USB 3.0 in the BIOS, and one thing fixed for me is that my Shift keyboard now works in the BIOS and it didn't in 0701.
Other than that, no major changes. It will reset your settings, so make sure to save a profile or write them down.
I have one of those and got the optional WiFi bridge. It bolts to your power meter and reads the current power consumption for your whole house. Good NiMH batteries will power the meter part for close to a year before needing a charge.
Keep an eye on eBay, since they show up even from Black and Decker's web store for $20 occasionally.