Will my PS3 play nice with a networked hard drive?
December 22, 2008 7:36 PM Subscribe
How to use wifi, a PS3, and external hard drives to stream media to the tv?
posted by Ghidorah to Technology (17 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a PS3, and recently set up a wifi connection at home. I'm thinking about getting one a networked hard drive (the kind you connect to your wifi router) so that my wife (using her netbook) and I (using my toshiba laptop) can access photos, music, whathaveyou wirelessly. I'd also like to set it up so that my PS3 can play videos from that hard drive.
I asked a guy at Yodobashi Camera if this was doable with a Buffalo
network harddrive like this one (the product name is slightly different in Japan
), and he said he didn't think it would work. I'm hesistant to drop about $150 on one of these things if it won't work with the PS3.
I guess, to take this to its natural extension, is the PS3 (with aforementioned HD) a decent stopgap for a media center? Or should I just continue to hook my laptop up to the tv when I want to watch videos?