Thanks for the input Jericko. Can I ask what media server you are using on your PC? My x264 files stop after 3-5 minutes (video just ends abruptly). I have tried multiple vidoes, different players, etc. Just need to find that right combination!
For the case, I went with this guy. It has room for the keyboard should I ever buy it. Plus, at $15 if it sucks, I will go for one of the ones you guys suggested.