Here in the UK some of us have a Line Router which is separate from the Home Hub..
I have plugged in a 500G Usb Drive to the Home Hub and started to test from the HH to the
42Panasonic TV [2012] in the lounge by ethernet cable..
Recorded 'ts' files drom the Sat receiver work a treat and are as original quality.. but not tried Hi-Defn ones yet..
Slight hiccups with simplistic 'wmv' files ...but thought I'd establish my goodwill here first..

Ernest