Just got myself a cool new DVD player: a Kiss DP-558. DVD player is a bit of an understatement, it has a network connection, EPG, plays movies/music/pictures from connected machines, records to on board hard disk, time shirt, and more. Really cool, but there are some flaws in the firmware. Kiss is working on that and let's hope for the best.
On other machines in the network that serve music, movies or images you need a piece of software. An example of this software is JLink. It works pretty well, there was a flaw in the interpretation of m3u playlists, but luckily the (Java) source code is included so I was able to fix that in a few minutes (classical hard coding of windows file separator which breaks on *nix).
All in all a pretty cool toy.