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Old 04-20-2012, 01:10 AM
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just noticed that there's a specific forum for NAS buying advice

any mods mind moving this thread?
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Already bought a 50" LCD last year. Will probably buy another one next year.
So I was wondering, given the above, wouldn't these fancy TVs, like my inexpensive 42" Vizio- have ethernet and built-in streaming from the Internet and from DLNA server(s) on your LAN?
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Whats your point?

Im gonna wait atleast one more year before buying another tv. And even then, im sure the built in software on the tvs wont be as extensive as the boxee.
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Sorry.. just wondering if your fairly new 50" LCD has ethernet and if it did, it likely supports DLNA and Netflix et al.

I use Boxee software on WIndows PCs - it's kind of neat. That software was migrated to the box that D-Link sold. Just a little concerned about end of life for it, given the TV's have that functionality built in now, so the market demand fell off.

Just some suggestions.
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Sorry.. just wondering if your fairly new 50" LCD has ethernet and if it did, it likely supports DLNA and Netflix et al.

I use Boxee software on WIndows PCs - it's kind of neat. That software was migrated to the box that D-Link sold. Just a little concerned about end of life for it, given the TV's have that functionality built in now, so the market demand fell off.

Just some suggestions.

nope, none of my tv's have ethernet. Even now, only the really high end ones really have it from what i see.

I predict the boxee getting atleast 3 years of usage before i actually phase it out
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My 42" Vizio from Costco has ethernet/Netviz and others, and was about $500 as I recall. Even my DVD player has ethernet and essentially the same features as the TV.

I don't at all intend to argue/debate, and I know that a 50" is a lot more expensive.

Yes, the BoxeeBox would be fun, and not that expensive.
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I really like my WD TV Live. I know it's not the NAS version, but one thing I have to say, is thru my DLNA server (serviio) it has played every file, even the ones with "burps" in them.
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My 42" Vizio from Costco has ethernet/Netviz and others, and was about $500 as I recall. Even my DVD player has ethernet and essentially the same features as the TV.

I don't at all intend to argue/debate, and I know that a 50" is a lot more expensive.

Yes, the BoxeeBox would be fun, and not that expensive.
I have 50" and 32" samsung

Neither have ethernet

But yeah i just bought evertything today

Ill post back with results in a week
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First impressions:

Boxee Box: I'm loving this thing so far! I love how it manages the libraries and havent had a hiccup so far. Just need to familiarize myself with the menus and remote a bit more.

WD My book Live: So far so good! Transfer rates are around 8mb/sec over wifi so far which is i guess decent. Still have to test it over gigabit. Still have not moved my libraries onto this drive.

So far I am pleased but have not used either device much so far... Unfortunately they will have to wait untill I'm back from a business trip in a week

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