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That's nice, but I don't feel like spending money right now. Maybe later when I revamp everything that's what I will do. It seems like a nice system though
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I have two of them and they work flawlessly. They come with remotes and have a fairly smooth menu system.

Better by far than the apple tv (which forces you to convert all your video files)
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Yea, I figured apple would do that. I know one guy, he's actually part of this forum, but he has a 20+ TB file/media server at his house and everything with a screen pretty much can be streamed to. It's really cool!
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PS3Mediaserver is the best solution. I have been using it for years now and it is a ridiculously awesome piece of software.

Install PS3Mediaserver (refereed to as PS3MS the rest of this post) on your PC, point PS3MS to the location of your media files. So long as your PC and PS3 are on the same network when you turn on your PS3 it will display PS3MS under the Video section of your PS3.

I have PS3MS installed on my PC which is connected to a 7TB NAS and it streams 720/1080p content all day. It works best if you have it connected via cat5 and the best part is if you have media files that PS3 does not natively support it will encode files on the fly so you may watch them.

This is the best solution for your needs as it is FREE.

http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/
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Yea, I figured apple would do that. I know one guy, he's actually part of this forum, but he has a 20+ TB file/media server at his house and everything with a screen pretty much can be streamed to. It's really cool!
Make that two guys on this forum

Although I haven't hit anywhere near that level of storage yet.

I have a media pc that I can stream to 3 different tv's in my house. The media pc is portable but I got lazy and found using the Asus O-Play's to be much simpler.
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I just got a Sony 60 inch LED TV for more than half off since my old one messed up.

I have many movies on my hard drive and I want to watch the movies on my TV. Is there a way (there has to be) to watch the movies that are on my computer and display them on my TV? The TV connects to the internet so I would guess it would just need to be on the same home network. I would think I need some sort of software to do this.

Any help?

Thanks
does the tv have a usb input? i would figure a nice 60" led one would... thats how I watch movies on my LG Infinia 47LE8500
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What do you connect to it? It has 2 btw!
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I'd be curious about that as well. I wasn't aware of a tv that can convert and encode the various video formats (mkv for example) from an external hard drive.
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I got the PS3 one going. I'm playing a 1080P movie and the network is uploading/download about 2MB per Second or around 16mb/s which I thought was interesting.
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I can never get my PS3 to work smoothly, Hi-Def stutters and buffers a lot... I end up having to use my 360 everytime for it to go smoothly. So I eventually switched to Tversity and use my Xbox now.

TVersity is much better than PS3mediaserver and it works for anything that will network, not just a PS3. It seems to decode more files for me also
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