I finally treated myself to some quality couch-potato technology (a PS3) with the justification that I could use it as an HD media source for films, music, etc. The wife has believed this (despite my Amazon recommended list being full of FPS titles and indie games) and so I am now on the look out for a decent, quiet HD-based NAS that I can just leave on my home network to serve films.
I have read that Plex for the Mac can do this, but even with the server running on my MacBook, the PS3 does not find it. I might be able to tweak the firewall on the laptop a bit to let the PS3 in (if that is the issue), but a better solution may be another server so that my wife can watch films when I'm away with the laptop.
What are people using with their PS3s to do the media streaming thing? Any recommendations?