I'm trying to plan my HTPC build. I am using a Netgear WNDR3700 Router (I believe it's gigabit). I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to connect hardline/Cat5 from the HTPC to the router, or if I'm going to just have to do it wirelessly. I'm trying to decide if I need to build a Media Server or NAS, or just store all the media directly on the HTPC. I'll be doing the typical media (1080p, music, pictures, etc). I have 2 basic questions here-
1) If I have a NAS/Media Server connected via Cat5, is there lag when accessing & scrolling the catalog or media files? How about when you fast forward, rewind, pause, etc? Does the audio/video become out of sync?
2) Same question except when connected wirelessly... I know it depends on how well my connection to the router is (location, distance, interference, etc)- but generally, is there any issues with Lag when connected wireless?
Thanks for the help!