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So, i have a "HTPC." I have the BD reader/writer and 5TB of space for movies. I have been doing the direct connect style of streaming movies to my 1080p HD plasma tv, but i want to seperate the tv from the computer.

This obviously is a problem because i don't want to run a cord the length of my whole room. What options do i have for wireless streaming/network sharing? I do have a computer that is set up to act as a 24/7 server running ubuntu server (i can put the movie hard drives in here when i get this working.)

My girlfriend has a blu ray player (not a computer one.) And it has an ethernet port on it, i am not familiar with these at all. If i connect the blu ray player to my home network, can it recieve my blu-ray/dvd files? I have every movie backed up as an image(.iso) so conversion to any file is a possibility.

Even if someone knows of a good informational website on this topic, i would appreciate that because i haven't been able to find a right-to-the-point website about the topic.

Thanks!


http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/DMA2200 would probably be my best bet unless it's possible to do anything with the blu ray player which i'm still researching...
 

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I believe Philips makes a wireless HDMI connector that is good for 10ft, not sure where to get it, but you can search for it. I do not know of any BlueRay player that will stream ISO files. However, the Popcorn Hour C-200 does stream all types of files and you can add a BlueRay drive to it. As far as sites go, I would check avsforum.com.
 

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haven't look to much into it but there are but i believe there are hd players and that can do wireless that was you will not need the wires running the room but look for a desent wireless set up as some can cut out.
 

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http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...co=MTcxNjEyOTE


I almost bought that in the apple store today. The dude claimed it could stream everything in H.264 from iTunes(not necessarily preferred) to my TV the other day. I went in today and another dude said it only worked in 720p and not 1080p, and i walked out in disappointment because it sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about.

But looking at the specs, he was right...*** apple?! Now to continue my search...
 

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i know it's here in new zealand but they got to come from somewhere
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/O...-280665472.htm our version of ebay
which will give you HDMI up to 1080p. there are many products like this and would also solve the wireless issue as well and if need can hold a 2TB drive.
but the sky is the limit as they say as this on is a bit pricey but has what you need and more and as everything here is more expensive guess you could find it cheaper
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/E...-280586647.htm
 
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