I have been trawling the internet searching for solutions for multi-room VOB, IFO, DivX and Xvid playback (no interest in photos or music as I already have Sonos).
At the high end, Kaleidescape is out of reach for most of us. I looked into the MyMovies application for media center but media extender lack of video support makes multi-room playback an issue (even with transcoding). Hence, functionally the digital media receivers seem to offer the best value for money.
The problem is that I haven't really found one that has a decent GUI for movie playback (D-Link, Mediagate etc...)
Most of them just offer folder browsing or a list of all videos. This strikes me as archaic and onerous for those with large collections. When you consider the MyMovies for media center interface, it's clean, uses IMDB to gather movie info and cover art and provides navigation and movie retrieval/playback via genre, actor, cover art, new movies etc...
Do you guys know of any media receivers (or any other solutions) that exist that have any or part of this functionality?