What kind of network speed does it need to play 1080p mkv files? I run cable via power lines, video is freezing after few seconds of playing the video. I think i may be getting 0.5-1.5 meg per second speed. Both ends connected directly to the home's wall jack. but my server is upstairs and wd tv is downstairs.
Power line isn't going to work for high bitrate files. I would recommend hard wired with Cat5e or Cat6 cable. I've tested power line connections with a 300mbps rated on, and none of my HD movie would play without stuttering.