I hope I’ve chosen the right forum for this. I’m interested in adding a stereo system and an HD television to my parents’ wireless network. After a few cursory Google searches, I’ve decided that this is possible but also that I’m not really sure what it involves. My parents would be looking for a no frills network: They’d simply like to use the stereo and television to play music and video files that are stored on their computers.
I’ve read about Media Center extenders, but my parents’ computers do not have the XP Media Center operating system. I also know that there are network media adapters available that purport to do this sort of thing, but there seem to be disputes about the reliability of at least some of them. Also, the adapters can get pricy, and I’d like to minimize the cost, if possible.
So, basically, I’m clueless and looking for any recommendations or advice for adding an entertainment center to a wireless network, the cheaper the better. If anyone can recommend a reliable network media adapter, that would be great, too. Thanks in advance for the help!