Ok, I was ready to pull the trigger on SageTV, but now that Google bought them out, I do not want something with unknown support.
What I am looking to do is to stream DVD and Bluray (iso files or folders) from a server over a gigabit network. Players can do Netflix, Hulu, Vudu just fine.
My equipment so far:
Server - AMD 955 x4 several TB of data. Also used as workstation.
Gigabit wired network. (1 CAT5E with Switch sitting at each location)
3 High definition displays. Master bedroom, Theater, Family Room. May add another soon.
Onkyo 606 in 7.1 setup.
2xSony and 1 Samsung Bluray C5500
2 WDTV Live - Wife hates the interface.
What I have seen but am unsure of Popcorn Hour A210, Boxee Box, Roku, Dune HD1, Playon.
1. I guess I need suggestions as to hardware with nice interface. (Like XBMC, YAMJ, etc).
2. How you rip bluray/dvd to the server.
3. Server software (WMC, XBMC, ETC)
4. Anything else I am forgetting to ask.
DVR capability would have been nice, but I didn't see anything I liked other than SageTV, maybe MythTV, but that may be more work.
I am kinda tech savy, I am by no means a programmer though, so sorry for the ignorant questions in advance.