Movie Streaming - What Hardware?

  TheHacienda 09:22 11 Nov 2010

this is probably in the wrong section but here goes.

as most movie lovers have, i've ammassed a huge DVD collection over the years
Which is now pretty much redundant as most of my films are on my PC
Now at the moment I watch most movies from my PC which is linked directly to my TV via HDMI and optical straight to my AV reciever
i'm really chuffed that I can watch blu-rays that are stored on my hard drive (H-264 Files)on VLC player

the problem is i have to boot my pc up whenever I want to watch a film which i'm sure isn't really cost effective, and i've only a 500gb hard drive which gets full pretty quickly meaning i have to delete quite often.
now my question is-
what would be the best networked hard drive (and cheapest)to get with big storage?
and what would be the best (cheap) HD media streamer to use with it which plays practically every type of file?
and is it even possible to do this?

  bremner 10:51 11 Nov 2010
  bremner 11:02 11 Nov 2010

I think the D-Link lets you stream from a NAS connected to your router.

A NAS will set you back over £200 + the drives. click here.

Four 1.5TB drives will set you back another £200 click here

Set in Raid 5 this will give you 4.5TB of storage.

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