At the moment i have
Sony amp and tannoy 5.1 speakers
1tb external drive connected to my PC
These are in the living room (apart from the Hard Drive), my router is in the hallway, which is a fair distance away.
I'm after a media player like a Popcorn Hour or WDTV.
I often have videos on my PC which i want to stream to the TV, i might even put my DVD collection onto the drive(s) if i can be bothered.
So, my question, can i turn my hard drive into a NAS, put that next to my TV/WDTV/Amp etc and connect it to my router using homeplugs? Then connect the WDTV/PCH to the TV via HDMI and optical to the sub.
That way i can add Video/Music files to the NAS from either my desktop or laptop and watch them on my TV through the PCH/WDTV without my PC/Laptop having to be on.
Will that work?
Also i want to conect my 360 to the router using homeplugs, and possibly an original xbox that i have upstairs, is that possible?
Basically i don't want to spend money on things if they won't work, and i know little about homeplugs/WDTVs etc. Or even if there's a cheaper/more sensible alternative?
Think i will have to buy
3/4 homeplugs (1 for router, 1 for 360, 1 for NAS, possible 1 for original xbox)
WDTV or equivilent
Something to adapt my Hard drive to a NAS (if that exists? )
Rep for anyone who can help :)