I was originally going to stream all my media from a desktop PC via the network to an Apple TV. When I saw this, it was like everything I needed all in one. It's very quiet due to its Atom processor and doesn't give off too much heat. The hard drive is a little small so I will be purchasing a 2TB external hard drive to compensate for this.
I set up both; Plex server and Plex client (free software) on this machine. After some tweaking with the software - cache etc, I was able to play HD films (720 and 1080p) locally via HDMI to my TV with no problems. Not sure if this would cope as well over a network.
The wireless network connection is great. I've placed the Plex… Read more