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WDTV Live Plus Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Killer_Rubber_Ducky, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

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    Ok, so I have a side job to build a setup that has 3 WDTV Live devices in a house to stream to 3 separate TVs and stream 3 separate movies at the same time. Major question here is, can it happen or will it humble the system? I have done it successfully wireless with 2 devices but have not tried 3. The Cx want's to do it wireless.
     
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    just try and get it on wireless N, that ought help. i have no specific advice here, as wireleless networks really do vary between locations, and even time of day (hell, someone using a bluetooth headset or microwave nearby can mess with wifi)
     
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    Can setting the channel of the wireless help? As far as I can tell it will not detect 5GHz bands
     
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    Might help if you go a Wifi n/1Gbps router with the server setup on RAID 5 or 0 with it wired. Linksys odds are would be your best bet for the router.
     
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    Well, that is a given. That is what i did with the previous setup. It works fine. what I am concerned about is lag and load running 3 separate streams at the same time to 3 separate devices.
     
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    Lag and load shouldn't be an issue if you go with a decent dual core (quad would help more) and the more L3 cache would help a little but not much.
     
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    So, should i snag a Llano core or wait for bulldozer? And as far as dvd ripping goes as he has 700 dvds, i am tempted to recommend running a linux distro so he has access to Thoggen. But if he went with a distro, it would have to be stupid simple to use and have epic streaming software like tversity that worked OoTB.
     

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