Best way to stream audio/video


Distinguished Member
I've been looking at Pinnacle ShowCentre and was wondering if anyone has any experience of this or a similar product ?
Would I be better off just using a small PC next to the television and streaming stuff from the main server ?


Novice Member
I guess the main thing the Pinnacle has going for it is the User Interface.

But then you could always run Media Engine on the PC next to the TV:

It would probably give you similar results. I haven't messed with Media Engine, but will probably be trying it out in the next few days.


Hi John,

I just bought a KISS DP-500 DVD player for my other room, has a 10/100 network card in it.

Not only does it play DVD, Xvid, Divx, avi, mpeg, mp3, jpeg etc etc it can also stream these across a network. It can also stream webradio, and browse the internet of pages made with KML (Kiss Markup Language).

I am really impressed with this player.

Cost about £160


Distinguished Member
Thanks chaps, I didn't realise there were quite so many options available. I think it's time to do some investigation !

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