Complicated Setup...Need Expert Advice!

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  1. frogbog

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    Hi guys,

    i currently have a somewhat complicated setup and was wondering if anyone can help me sort this out once and for all.

    I want to be able to watch movies at least in the 2 downstairs living/lounge rooms. However over the time, i have ended up investing in a media pc, a sony bravia 40v3000 (both are lounge) and a sony 46ex503 (in living room - connected directly to an RJ45 cable which runs all the way to the lounge d-link router).

    Rather than having to switch on a big media pc running serviio(which takes a lot of power!), i want to be able to have a device which i can somehow send movies/files to from my OFFICE pc upstairs and then everyone should be able to access this single device, i.e. mainly to watch movies/music etc.

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    Sounds like you need a NAS, ask in he NAS and networking subforum
     
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    Check out the HP Proliant thread. I think you can still get cash back on it.
     
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    Could i possible convert my own media pc, which does actually have an efficient AMD processor and 2gb ram into a NAS/Server solution?
     
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    Any old PC can be used as a media/file server using free software. There are tonnes of guides around on the web for this. The PC and networking forums would be more appropriate for this sort of question though.
     
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    thanks very much dave. I'll psot there now.
     
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    now posted in the computing forums so I'll close this thread.

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