I'm just trying out a basic NAS box and standard videos stream fine on the PC and with the file browser app on the iPad.

The problem comes with 1080p content. Its just to much data for the wireless to manage.

Is there an option on the WD my book live that descales to ensure smooth play for your network?

Also looking at the feature that lets you stream in any location. Is this a stream straight from the box? My home connection is about 1-2mbps upload. What would it do over that connection?