I am interested in trying this...I assume you are using WMP11 as a agent?
Could you describe in detail what steps you used to connect? Any problems
yet(slo/no responce etc). Thanks! (I also could use my son's game adapter a Linksys WGA-54G)
Moonman- Yes WMP11 also running XP Pro.
Details on connection - Cat 5E network cable one end into port on HR20 one into port on PC.
In my case I have units in separate sides of large family room and drilled holes in two corners and ran wire under the floor. Yes wireless may work but I had no concerns about the holes. a 25ft cable can be had on-line for under $10 but will cost you more in most retail stores.
When I first connected under software 108 the PC saw the HR20 as a networked device but WMP11 did not. I could hit the internet connection with the HR20.
So honestly I was about to become quite frustrated. In WMP11 you may need to go to the Library tab -you get the drop down options and select media sharing. In 108 I couldn't get this to see the HR-20. I told it to auto share with any new connections.
After 10b software came down I happened to hit menu and there was Photos & Music right under My Playlist. Selected it and it basically takes you through a wizard hook up. Real quick and simple. Now when I look at WMP11 Media Sharing Options it does see the HR20 as an unknown device. So I presume 10b had something to do with that. so as long as you have 10b which you should this should work now.
Also as a note indeed I do not have VIIV or VIsta. Many have suggested a NAS if your computer is off but ours is basically always on.
I have been meaning to post a general review of the entire feature but don't have time now. In general like much of the box it is great while it works but could use some user tips for future changes.