Originally Posted by browerjs
This isn't going to be much help (maybe even more depressing) but I struggled with BD streaming using my Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ for months. Some of it's documented here (do a search on my posts). The bottom line is that I was never able to do BD completely error-free & network-impact-free although standard DVD was perfect.
In my case, I pinned it down to a combination of things. Tweaking the MTU mismatches between the PC, router, and ReadyNAS helped a lot. I tried different routers (Linksys to Belkin to Netgear currently). In my tests at least the Belkin was faster on the LAN side but slower on the wireless side. The Netgear was just the opposite but seemed less prone to let LAN side activity impact wireless side speed. The Linksys was a real disappointment overall but it could have been the model I was using.
The ReadyNAS NV+ is not the fastest NAS on the block and I suspect it was also part of the problem. I had almost all of the services turned off and the memory upgraded but that didn't help a lot. I found that if I streamed a troublesome BD (Star Trek or Iron Man) directly from the PC (versus from the NAS) it helped a lot so I know the NAS processor speed and/or interaction with the router had to be part of the problem. It just got incredibly complicated and frustrating with all the variables.
In the end, I wound up moving the BD files off the NAS and onto a 2TB USB drive connected to the PC. I left the DVD and Music stuff on the NAS. I settled in on the Netgear router (currently a WNR3500L WRT Gigabit) with Cox Internet, VoliP phone box, NAS, PC, and a Netgear switch connected. A NeoTV550 media player hangs off the Netgear switch. Everything works fine with no noticeable impact on my two laptop wireless speeds. Ultimately, I think I will move off the NAS completely and go to a JBOD-type setup.
I wish I could be more help but there are just so many variables. If I had to guess (and it would definitely be a guess) where to start experimenting, it would be the router.
I somewhat had the same issue when I had the E4200 Linksys router. That router was supposed to be faster than the WNDR3700, which wasn't true at all with my set up.
I ended up getting the WNDR3700, and I've got my 2 xbox (slim and 360), PS3, Mede8er V2, AIOS, PC W7 all hooked up via cat5e. I can stream netflix trough all of them including my 2 android phone and laptop at the same time.
I can even get my media player (Mede8er and AIOS) to play BD M2TS and MKV movies while the other equipment is playing something else, I do not get any issue with them.
However, my A300 would start lagging and buffering for no apparent reason. After having other issues with it I got tired of it and returned it. It's sad to say the my AIOS $89.99 player plays everything I've got without issues and it beat the A300 in that regard. I'm not saying the A300 sucks, but it just didn't work for me.
I've got everything hooked up to my PC W7, and streaming from it. I used to have a D-Link 323 NAS, and it had issues with playing movies in two different location at the same type.
So, my PC W7 has my 4 bay Mediasonic Probox enclosure connected via esata. At the moment I've got 2 2tb in it with HD and SD movies, and I've got no issues streaming. However, I am already running out of space so I am building an unRAID sever. I've got pretty much 90% of the parts needed...I'm still deciding on a tower case for it though. The cases I want have been discontinued.