-Almost no internet connection. I will have internet connection during setup, but once installed I will be limited to shared connection from my phone. (If in a coverage area)
-Limited space, as there is in any boat. Keep in mind that I will be replacing a full 200 CD changer with this device. So there is plenty of space for the device itself. But I don't think I would have space for a computer.
-Movement. Well... that's what boats do... the are in constant motion... This one is a large boat, but it still moves and from time to time it does get slammed pretty hard. I am not looking for something that would survive a 10 foot drop, but it should be able to handle some movement.
-Used by non-techies. This should be operable by someone who doesn't know how to use a computer that well. For example, people shouldn't have to go through folders, but something like the itunes interface would be nice.
-Power - The boat loses power constantly.
Those were the limitations, this is what I need:
-The most important thing is being able to store and play HD music thorugh our 5.1 Suround Receiver. I just bought a yamaha Avertage rx-a820. I know it is capable of streaming music, but I don't think it matches everything I need. I haven't given it a try, but I would still need to figure out where to store the media.
-Being able to play Blue Rays would be nice. We currently have over 100 DVDs/Blue Rays and 200+ CDs... they take a lot of space and space is important!
-Posibility of recording a new CD easily (Optional, but would make my life easier). If it can be done with blue rays as well... that would be nice... but I doubt it...
-Ability to control it from long range... (Optional) It would be nice to be able to use it with a waterproof controller. If that is not an option... maybe from an iPad/iPhone.
The budget for this device is around $1.5k USD (sort of flexible). It can be one or two devices in case one is needed for music and another for movies.