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Well, knowing just enough to make me dangero...I mean, still stupid in the streaming world, I waltzed into best buy ready to buy a WD Live Hub to serve up movies off an HDD AND (imperatively for me) stream them locally to iPhones and iPads with their app.

Within 5 minutes I discovered the Seagate Central, a product I had yet to learn of in my travels searching for an "ideal" (lol) streamer.

Pretty reasonably priced I thought for 3TBs of local storage ($179): http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/home/seagate-central/

In a nutshell this box basically makes your stored audio/video/photo files usable over your network...including apple devices via their app which has worked splendidly for me, thus far. Also through any web browser but the hiccup there seems to be a 2 gig file limitation.

I've only dragged and dropped about a dozen movies onto it thus far but the ps3 has been pretty good with them, playback-wise. My own personal goal is to discover what file type works best with the ps3 and iOS devices, but I may just grab a WDLive that I think should work much better, straightway.

I cannot wait until more inclined gentlemen get their hands on this so I can leech them for help!

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 4/13/13 at 4:18am
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At last a user for the Seagate Central. I know theyve just been released but ive had mine for about a week (uk). Picked it up along with a Series 7 Samsung TV. Very impressed so far although having issues with Metadata using the Smart TV app & the Android/iPhone apps. I find it picks & chooses when it wants to show the info.

That said I think its a fantastic bit of kit and does what it says on the box.

THe apps need alot of work imo...but its all new so give it time. I guess
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^ Yes, thus far the apps for ios have been great...some files won't play back but that's not the Seagate's fault.

I'm still trying to figure out the best $100 streamer for me and my desire to consolidate a couple of these (Seagate 4TB HDDs) in a nice jukebox format.

Can anyone speak to a superior option that the PCH 210 for this?

thanks

James
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