Update re NAS and streaming
Well, I boxed up the Buffalo Linkstation NAS today to return to Amazon. I got it to stream audio but the setup was clunky and time-consuming, the device was noisy and expensive and had an annoying noise occurring every 5 to 15 seconds, and I couldn't update its firmware because that required a Windows PC.
Meanwhile, a little investigating turned up this info: for US$9.99/mo to NetFlix, I can stream unlimited number of videos and TV shows directly from them to my TV once I buy a wireless video receiver for the TV, such as AppleTV. And for US$10.00/mo I can do the same with music from Rhapsody (as someone just mentioned in a different thread. And they have apps for mobile devices. No muss, no fuss. No ripping or messing with codexes. No DRM stripping. No need for expensive network storage devices. No need to buy music or video from Apple or any other vendor.
So I'll see how that works for awhile instead of buying a NAS.
Last edited by unboggling; 01-28-2011 at 04:58 PM.