Looking at purchasing a media player for my dad. I have looked at the WD series ones, also the Asus O!play as well as the Patriot Box one.. What I really want is to be able to access shares on the network through wireless. I believe they all support that as long as I get a USB wifi adapter. What I was hoping to hear is any experiences/reviews if you guys purchased any of those and what you have to say about them? Or different brands. I want him to be able to watch concerts and what else he downloads instead of having to burn dvds and then hoping the format is supported by our XVID dvd player. Hooking up a external drive to the media player is one thing, but another "sweet" option would be; if perhaps he could transfer a file from his laptop to the external hdd that's plugged into the media player through the network. I am not sure if any of them are capable of doing that?