So my wife and I are doing our best to kill our cable and phone package this year, and we're considering trying out a Netflix/Hulu Plus streaming combo, but I'd also love to get regular Hulu visible on my HDTV. I tried out the PlayOn PC software, but it chokes the only PC we have in the house, a netbook. We have a much better iMac desktop, but that's also only accessible via wireless, which I've read will degrade the signal a good deal versus going wired.
Is there any Mac software that can somehow get vanilla Hulu content onto the PS3 and my HDTV, like how PlayOn works? Or am I better off attempting to cobble together or borrow a cheap media center PC and just connecting it to my TV that way? Any other tips or suggestions for streaming content are greatly appreciated, I'm not really much of a PC guy anymore. :P
edit: Sorry I didn't realize the Mac was streaming to a console, this all makes sense now.
I've succesfully streamed various higher resolution video across my regular old network. I say try it, you could always try a wireless N router if it would solve your problem.
An ATOM based nettop with an ION GPU can work well as an HTPC. Just make sure it has Win7. If you build your own system you can have it double as a DVR. And Windows Media Center has native Netflix support & WebTV. There is also a plug-in that will auto load and switch to the Hulu Desktop software. Mix in the Zune software and it will auto download pod casts for you.
I'm not sure what software options are out there for Mac streaming though...