Originally Posted by glesgaguy
It's not the "worthless box" that's at fault it's the Worthless OP sytem called VISTA.
If you have to buy a new laptop/desktop (with Vista pre installed being the only option these days, thanks Microsoft) then try buying a piece of hardware or software for it, you have to search for anything that says "Vista Compatable" or take the risk that it won't work.
Consumers should be sueing Microsoft for suppling a OP system that not compatable with previous versions.
Here's my experience with Vista Home Premium and TViX.
Using NetShare 1.08, things seem OK most of the time going to my TViX 4000 SATA unit (Firmware 2.2.0)
I'm streaming DVD .ISO's exclusively, with output set to 480p component.
I have a completely wired, Cat5e network. The path between the two is like this: TViX -> LinkSys switch -> WRT54G Router -> Linksys Switch (ezxs88w) -> Vista box. All IP addresses are static.
That being said, at least once per movie (and sometimes 2 or 3 times) the playback starts to stutter. Not sure if it's my Vista box or the TViX box or the network, but fixing it requires simply rewinding a little bit and resuming play. The wife hates this, and thinks it's the TViX box acting up because every now and then just playing something off the internal hard drive (500G WD SATA) causes some stuttering as well. One of these days I'll have some more time to narrow it down, but for now it's good enough.