I cut the cord 3 years ago. I have a large iTunes library - some DRM-laden (maybe 75% of all TV Shows and 15% of movies), use Netflix, a 75gb iPhoto library, and currently airplay mirror from NBC, ABC, and Xfinity apps to fill in some gaps. What I currently use: 2 TVs both having AppleTVs (not jailbroken) and a mac mini serving up the iTunes and iPhoto library What is lacking with my current solution: LiveTV, DVR functionality, access to more online shows (Hulu maybe, fox, various other sites), ability to rip bluray and playback @1080p What's the best setup out there that does all of the above (maybe it doesn't have to play iTunes DRM shows, I could just clean that off, but nice if it does)? Also, it needs to be RELIABLE. I travel a lot and need it to work for wife and kid! Based on my my own research it seems like the best solution would be: Main tv has a mac mini attached running plex and serving up the libraries. Other tv has an appletv jailbroken running plex. The Mac Mini also has an Eyetv attached DVR'ing shows with scripts behind the scenes batch encoding and placing into correct folders as m4v files. Then all 3 iPads, plex unit, appletv can all see live tv and the large library of movies and shows?