posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:16 AM
reply to post by Max_TO
Yeah it will stream to the pad, not so sure about the pod/phone though but you can use the pod/phone as a remote to the t.v.
Are you looking to stream to different locations or just the house? If you're looking to stream to different locations I'm not so sure that boxee
would work, best looking into it.
I think that when streaming over your current set up it would slow your network down as it's using bandwidth. Depending on your internet speed
you'll encounter this problem with most set ups. I know with boxee, my friend had 2mb internet and it seemed to run fine. The documentaries (mainly
around 1 hour long) streamed straight away, but things like movies needed a little time to buffer (as with most streams) but as I say, this was
streaming online. If you were streaming your own media that was stored on the device it would run a lot quicker.
Boxee has a few different methods too such as connecting to a remote device (PC, Mac, iPad etc), USB (which should, but don't quote me on it, enable
you to plug in an external HD as well as the built in HD) and memory card.
If you click the link in my last post and scroll down, there are a few other things you can purchase for it such as a dedicated router, online storage
I'd definitely look into dedicated media centres though, they'd in my opinion put less of a strain on your network.