I need some help here. I didn't want this to be a "what should I buy" questionnaire so I'll do my best.
I have 2 WDTV SMP's (living room and bedroom) both hardwired via cat6 to (2) 3TB WD NAS. We just cut the cord on cable to save nearly $200/month. The problem is that these irritating little things CONSTANTLY FREEZE up. We can be watching netflix, hulu or even worse mkv's form the servers and it will lock up. Most of the time I have to pull the power to get it back to life. My wife has lost her patience and wants them out of the house to die a terrible death on the streets. Before pulling the plug I upped our network to 20 MB/s so we should be good. Of course WD tech support is useless, they just tell me to fill out an RMA and send it back but I've done that twice already. I've looked at Boxee (questionable reviews and future, no Hulu), Roku (good but won't pull MKV without PLEX), as well as the mede8er (would work but no apps). I need something as reliable and stable as possible that will play BR MKV rips from a NAS, if it can do the apps it is a bonus. Considering these WD's are $100 a pop, $ is a concern.
Any suggestions are most definitely appreciated.