Thanks for the info.
I decided to head down the path of a NMT (popcorn hour C-200) rather than just streaming to my ps3.
I can fit 2 HDD's in it since I don't need a BR drive so it will provide expanded storage (and save me from expanding my NAS which I was leaning toward).
So... 2x 1.5TB WD greens will go in the C-200 and new Samsung 2 TB F4 in the NAS.
Incidentally 2 things I found in my recent internet and shopping travels....
1. the samsung 2 TB F4 (green) drive has bad f/w. in a raid array certain SMART commands result in the cache being flushed without writing data. This means you ccan have errors and they will never be highlighted. A new f/w is available from samsung as of 12 Dec.
I mention this because they are currently the best priced 2 TB and a good bulk storage option so many folks may have them.
2. The BR drive I bought was "Riplocked" which means it would only read at 3x when ripping.... and take a bloody long time to do it. I used a small program to remove this limitation and am now ripping at up to 7x.
Link here for a discussion: http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/
incidentally you can also use this to make your drive region free (DVD only since BR is done in the software).