Hey Ben, is your samsung lcd the new C650 series? I am interested in buying the 40C650 and want to stream mkv/x264 high def movies I downloaded. I also researched the WD Live box as a way to stream the hd movies..Do you know if you can you play them through the tv's usb via a portable hard drive?? What are you playing them off of and is there any lag etc?
I just got a new Samsung LCD TV and it could play almost all my video files (except FLV of course) smoothly and better than my WDTV LIVE media player.
I play heavily x264/mkv files (FIFA Wold Cup....) with constant FF/FB seeking and am wondering will this heavy usage shorten the life span of the Samsung LCD TV? cause if the answer is NO, then I'm getting rid of my WDTV Live, cause my Samsung LCD TV could do it better.