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Choose color which mode you prefere

Orange ( simple network features already done with WDLXTV )
20 (31.7%)
Blue ( Network with uPnP option stream from media servers TVersity XMBC over DLNA)
7 (11.1%)
Green (network streamming over Filesystem based access SAMBA/NFS )
36 (57.1%)
No network required
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 63

Voting closed: June 01, 2009, 10:57:49 AM

Author Topic: Which network model is most prefered by comunnity ?  (Read 11174 times)

April 22, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
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3dxr

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Time came open discussion which model is preffered by comunity of WDTV users

« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 10:58:56 AM by 3dxr »

April 23, 2009, 03:56:52 AM
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Q: You are asking only for ethernet connection to WDTV or for wireless, too?

April 23, 2009, 05:39:36 AM
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A mixture of orange and green.

Internet-> wireless/adsl router -> NAS (or otherPC) -> WDTV

In South Africa our puny bandwidth (512k) will not support a direct "streaming to wdTV" (orange option).

April 23, 2009, 05:46:37 AM
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orange since we have 5 computers in the house all with different media

April 23, 2009, 06:30:02 AM
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post only ideas and why but POLL on TOP of this page is counting your feedback

thx

I want only open discussion and see how is popular network for this device
network will add more then playback (wheather, rss, radios, stock monitoring etc etc )

April 23, 2009, 02:57:29 PM
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I don't know why, but i have bought this "ehternet HDDs", hdd that can be connected by ethernet to a router, and the speed was TERRIBLE, i ended up selling them, and i tried 2 diff models.

I was told something about the packes, i don't remember, and i didn't believe it at that time.

I even bouth a linsksys WRT54GL, to install dd-wrt, to see if it improved speed.

I also tested with NSLU2.

Performance is very bad.

Anyway, if performance wasn't bad, i rather had the green.

I don't get the orange, where is the storage there?

April 24, 2009, 12:37:42 AM
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I don't get the orange, where is the storage there?

No storage, just internet.
Gen1, ext3-boot, Belkin AX88178 Gigabit adapter, Synology DS109 NAS

How-to setup WD TV with NFS shares

April 24, 2009, 04:32:16 AM
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April 24, 2009, 04:41:24 AM
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Gen1, ext3-boot, Belkin AX88178 Gigabit adapter, Synology DS109 NAS

How-to setup WD TV with NFS shares

April 24, 2009, 04:42:16 AM
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i guess orange is closest to me
internet--router-3pc's+1nfs+wdtv
end-users wiki http://wdtv.wetpaint.com
Custom Firmware wiki http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php
mediainfo http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
start here http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1088.msg7613#ms
wdtv+ext3-boot-9.2+sabrent gbit adapter+
rss/weather+disco-webserver. this thing is cool eh.

April 24, 2009, 04:53:54 AM
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NAS=Network-attached Storage  ;D

for me same result attached or area
same meanning for me  device with data sharing posibilities
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3ANAS&btnG=Google+Search
also NETWORK ACCESS SERVER many meanings


April 27, 2009, 12:31:41 AM
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Just to confuse things further how about NDAS. (Network Direct Attached Storage)

I would like NDAS (as developed by ximeta.com) support - I have the Rapsody N35 Media Player which automatically detects (read only) an external NDAS 400Gb HDD over 100 mbit ethernet. The N35 plays HD Mpeg2 1920*720p AC3 over this connection with no problems.

It is an easy setup on Xp/Vista  machines for file transfer  (although Its a lot faster to hook up a USB 2.0 connection for larger files).
On Linux its a lengthy (and for a linux noob like me - complicated) process getting it installed and running on ubuntu64.

The newest NDAS drives have Gigabit Ethernet support.
WDLXTV 0.5.5 ndas.app.bin
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- USBkey(FAT16 -f/w and a divx on root)
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- LG GGC H20L multi Blu/HD-DVD Rom
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- Belkin Gigabit Ethernet<-Netgear Gigabit Lan 8 port <- NDAS devices and Vista NFS
WDTV USB2 <- 4 port Hub
WDTV USB1 <- HDD

May 01, 2009, 01:40:15 AM
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I have a mixture of orange and green.
WDTV, computers and NAS all wired to router.
etx3-boot 0.9.2
Arkview Gigabit ethernet adapter
Qnap TS-119 NAS with NFS share

May 04, 2009, 12:28:43 PM
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Just to confuse things further how about NDAS. (Network Direct Attached Storage)

I would like NDAS (as developed by ximeta.com) support - I have the Rapsody N35 Media Player which automatically detects (read only) an external NDAS 400Gb HDD over 100 mbit ethernet. The N35 plays HD Mpeg2 1920*720p AC3 over this connection with no problems.

It is an easy setup on Xp/Vista  machines for file transfer  (although Its a lot faster to hook up a USB 2.0 connection for larger files).
On Linux its a lengthy (and for a linux noob like me - complicated) process getting it installed and running on ubuntu64.

The newest NDAS drives have Gigabit Ethernet support.


you should look over at my site potnoodles, theres a present for you... ;)

wdlxtv comes with NFS functionality, just not CIFS as the CIFS files would consume 40% of the internal flash...so orange should technically include NFS streaming.

I'm orange, almost entirely NFS with some local.

May 04, 2009, 02:58:36 PM
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Just to confuse things further how about NDAS. (Network Direct Attached Storage)

I would like NDAS (as developed by ximeta.com) support - I have the Rapsody N35 Media Player which automatically detects (read only) an external NDAS 400Gb HDD over 100 mbit ethernet. The N35 plays HD Mpeg2 1920*720p AC3 over this connection with no problems.

It is an easy setup on Xp/Vista  machines for file transfer  (although Its a lot faster to hook up a USB 2.0 connection for larger files).
On Linux its a lengthy (and for a linux noob like me - complicated) process getting it installed and running on ubuntu64.

The newest NDAS drives have Gigabit Ethernet support.


you should look over at my site potnoodles, theres a present for you... ;)

wdlxtv comes with NFS functionality, just not CIFS as the CIFS files would consume 40% of the internal flash...so orange should technically include NFS streaming.

I'm orange, almost entirely NFS with some local.
Thankyou B-rad - I will test tomorrow  - YOU ROCK!!!! - I think I Love You

WDLXTV 0.5.5 ndas.app.bin
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- USBkey(FAT16 -f/w and a divx on root)
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- LG GGC H20L multi Blu/HD-DVD Rom
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- Belkin Gigabit Ethernet<-Netgear Gigabit Lan 8 port <- NDAS devices and Vista NFS
WDTV USB2 <- 4 port Hub
WDTV USB1 <- HDD