plz help w/TV recommendation - LCD ~32" must have ability to stream from media server

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by robphelan, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. robphelan

    robphelan Diamond Member

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    I'd like to buy a new TV for the bedroom but it must have an intuitive interface to access the shared network drive that has all our movies/TV.

    Also, access to Netflix etc... I do have an ethernet port close, so wifi isn't a requirement.

    I'd prefer LCD over plasma since I can't put up with all the glare. Price isn't a huge factor, I just need it to be relatively simple for my wife to operate.

    What would you guys recommend?

    thanks a ton.

    EDIT: I should also say that we probably won't have a cable box connected to this TV - so it won't have HD access other than what's streamed from my media server.

    Those files will be a mix of .avi, .mkv and 264.. so, it would be great if the TV supported all those formats.
     
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    robphelan Diamond Member

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    I think it might be better if I went the HTPC route. I'm doing this already in the living room - using XBMC as the frontend - and it's working great.

    I do have a spare PC with XP just sitting around I can use.
     
  3. poofyhairguy

    poofyhairguy Lifer

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    That is what I was going to suggest. That way it can play any file and you can get a TV based on value.