And about the BD stutters: a couple of months ago, I changed my setup from using an external hdd into streaming media through a wired gigabit LAN. To be honest, I can't remember which setup I used the last time I watched a BD rip. It probably was the external HDD...
Does anyone know if it is possible to stream BD rips over a wired LAN or is this beyond the NIC's capability?
The wired LAN is not the problem. BD-rips with a lot of data will stutter. It seams that the FW7.4.x is playing more fluently, but can handle less data at once.
I believe that FW with the old interface can handle some more data, but it stutters (every 2 seconds a little hick-up, very noticable in panning-shots).
For me it means i can't play some BD-rips with DTS-sound (have tot choose DD5.1), and also i have to keep the rips within a 10GB-limit.