These external hdd issues are incredible.
with the current price of a BD570 at around $175, i thought this is a good value player giving me the benefits of blu-ray and a media streamer and netflix!
my setup is as simple as it gets because I would connect the 570 to a 50" plasma via hdmi and optical to my HT receiver for sound. as far as streaming, it would be hard wired to a synology NAS and all I would be streaming would be mp3's, mkv's and avi/xvid and maybe some jpg's and gif's. i'm guessing I would also be signing up for netflix streaming.
so for my needs, is there anything else that would give me all these benefits for a $175 price tag?
I can always buy a separate blu-ray player and a streamer but with simple streaming needs, I think this BD570 may be enough.
The only thing I'm uncertain about is playing jpg's.
if i remember correctly, at my friend's place, when he tried to watch some jpg's or gif's stored on his NAS, the photos came out all squished on his widescreen. i remember playing around with the aspect ratios and such but they were unwatchable.
can anyone comment on the quality of streaming jpg and gif's please.