Thank you for the quick reply! I have to apologize for my slow response but that was a lot to take in and I was doing some research based on your suggestions.
Well I feel like I opened pandoras box now because I was looking at some cheaply priced media streaming devices and figured that would be the most expensive component I would have to buy to make this work and then just buy some other cheap devices to attach to all the tv's (I didn't know if there was something cheaper than the media streaming devices that I would have to get on the tv end).
I understand perfectly what you are saying. To buy a NAS device for all my storage and then a media streaming device for each TV set. Although I agree that it would be the best way of doing this, my wallet may not be able to handle it all.
I was researching some NAS devices and they all seem to be around $500-$1,000. If I buy that then I would still have to shell out another $200-$500 for each media streaming device for each TV set. Maybe I am confused or you know of some cheaper options that can handle this task and fulfill all the requirements I listed above.
Before I get into any questions on the NAS, I was wondering why I would have to buy one. Couldn't I just buy a media streaming device with it's own HD, effectively combining both functions into one cheap box? If you know of any down sides to this please let me know. If I was to go with your suggestions what should I be looking for in a NAS (specs wise) to accomplish my goal?
-For example, should I be looking for a wifi capable NAS?
-What determines it's ability to handle Blue ray and high quality streaming without loss of quality? Is it the ram speed or some other value?
-Would I have to make sure that it can handle MAC formatted drives?
On the other end (media streaming devices). I was originally looking at the Western Digital 1tb Live hub media center http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Media-Center-Full-HD/dp/B004GK0GKO
. I have to check if it can handle any more drive space, but I figured that I could just buy a 2TB external and attach it if I needed more. Please correct me if Im wrong in that assumption or if that setup can lead to any issues I am unaware of.
I did look at a few Media streaming devices (DUNE, EGREAT R300 looks like my second choice http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/media-players/220-egreat-s-series-r300-network-hd-media-player
) These devices are more doable cost wise and they seem to satisfy most if not all the specs I listed in my first post. Please correct me if Im wrong or if you have any better suggestions. Also I have been reading the forums and I notice that some say the WIFI handles Blue ray quality pretty well while others say it does not. I was wondering, what kind of issues does WIFI have with streaming these high quality movies? Will it look pixelated or just skip a lot? Thank you for answering my first response. I am kind of a perfectionist and always end up doing a lot of research to find the perfect product before I shell out this kind of cash. I will do some more research but any answers or help would be appreciated.