Streaming Blu Ray videos
1. Get an external USB BD drive. Seems to be the cheapest option but issue is that I have to plug it into my SP3 and it would get annoying while I'm laying in bed with the drive dangling off to the side. Not ideal solution.
2. Get a BD player that supports streaming like Miracast. Then run a miracast server on my laptop. The problem with this solution is that each time I put in a disk, I have to go through the motion of setting up the streaming. I want to run the BD player "headless" and control it remotely and I'm not sure doing this over Miracast would be ideal. Are there any BD players that will let me accomplish this?
3. Use option #1 but with a wireless router that supports USB (like dd-wrt firmware). Then I would mount the BD drive as a network attached share and play movies that way. Is this doable? Has anyone done this?
4. Get a cheap laptop/desktop with a BD drive. Then use Remote Desktop (RDP) connection to the machine and watch movies that way. Haven't tried this and I'm not sure if RDP connection will support the high resolution of BD videos. (also, this wouldn't be that cheap - I would rather get an XBOX for that price - see #5)
5. Most expensive option but might be the best: get an Xbox One. Has built-in BD drive and can be controlled remotely from a Win10 machine (which is what I'm running on my laptop). My question is: does the Xbox remoting support watching movies? I know this works for games.
6. something else I haven't thought about
As I mentioned, I would like to do this "headless". Additionally, it would be nice to be able to remotely control the player such as play/pause. Another option that would be nice is Wake-On-LAN. (WOL)
So, what are my options? Am I dreaming too much?
Thanks in advance.