I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 desktop computer upstairs, which has a BD drive, and an HDTV downstairs which has no BD player. I also have a spare computer (which is currently running Linux, but I could replace with Windows if given a working solution), a Wii (connected to the network), and an Ethernet connection near the TV. I would like to watch BDs on the HDTV downstairs, without moving either. The computer does have the hardware and software to play BDs, including HDCP compatible monitors locally (the HDTV is also HDCP compatible) and PowerDVD DX. However, I do not have a Windows Media Center Extender, a 75' DVI or HDMI cable, or the desire to move the computer downstairs or the TV upstairs. I would, of course, like to spend as little money as possible.
To summarize: I have
- A good, brand new computer with a BD drive upstairs connected to the home network
- An HDCP-compatible HDTV downstairs
- A Wii connected to the network, and the ability to connect something else to the network
- A spare computer which can run Windows and Linux, which I can put downstairs, but which does not have a BD drive.
- To watch Blu-Ray discs on the HDTV
- To spend as little money as possible
I do NOT care about
- Lag, as long as it's consistent (If I see the video and hear the audio 5 seconds after the computer plays it, that's OK as long as the playback is smooth and the audio is in sync with the video)
- Reinstalling the spare computer's OS
- Hacking my Wii or either computer, as long as it takes < a day.
Is this currently possible, and, if so, how?