[quote=“MiG”]Here’s my situation: I have a shared folder on my server (Samba, NFS, FTP, etc) that has TV, movies, music, etc. I use this folder everywhere: on the computer connected to my projector, on my Apple TV connected to my TV, on my kid’s computer, on the Wii, my wife’s laptop, etc. So that any media is available on any device.
I want to add another TV, and was wondering about just buying an Xbox 360. Does the Xbox 360 support divx avi and h.264 mp4? Can I mount a shared drive and play files over wifi?
Right now I’m trying to decide between another Apple TV, an Xbox, or a cheap linux set-top box running XBMC.[/quote]
I just setup 3 apple tv’s this week using the wd live player, it doesn’t do netflix but it streams avi and other formats that you listed VERY WELL and very fast. The play stop fast forward are very accurate and nice. The Seagate one is a pos, the menu looks cheesy its slow navigating around and the quality looks horrible.
WD is not wireless, but its the best solution, i have not tried the apple tv with shared hard drive.
I know my samsung LED tv will stream stuff from my 2tb wd nas unit perfectly. BUT you can’t fastforward or pause. Just play & stop.
This one here > is the more advanced one VERY VERY VERY NICE ! Worth all the pennies.
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is the one i have setup a few of, they work great and have a remote