Guys, I just bought a new apartment, much bigger than the studio I used to own during my student years. As a consequence, I have more rooms, and more problems to keep everything "connected" in the house. Since I'll have some changes to make in the apartement and many things to purchase before moving in, I was wondering if you guys could help me define a fully Mac-connected apartment. Right now, my iMac is connected to my main TV with an hdmi cable, and that's about all my Mac integration in the living room. In the new apartment, my iMac will be in the study / computer room on the first floor, making it much more difficult to link it directly to the main TV and home cinema system in the living room. It has all my media content. One of my main activity is to watch sports video on my main TV. Those are 1080p mkv or avi files that I don't put on my itunes cause encoding takes too much time and because I only watch them once. I also would like to be able to access my Aperture photos on my main TV, as well as my iTunes music. Basically, my current iMac is the heart of the system, and Id like all its content, even the one that is not on iTunes, to be displayed in the different rooms of the house. What would be the best solution to do all of that ? I'm scared an Apple TV won't do what I want, but a Mac mini would be a much more expensive purchase. Would there be a way to connect my iMac in the study to my TV through the RJ45 network cable, and control it with an ipad for example ? How would you setup a Mac home theater in your house ? Would you use a Mac Mini and plug it to the TV and to a home cinema system, or use Apple TV ? Here are the different rooms, and what we'd like to install in each of those : - living room : 55-inch TV + home cinema - kitchen : 26-inch TV + additionnal speakers maybe - master bedroom : 32-inch TV + additionnal speakers maybe - study / computer room : iMac + additionnal speakers maybe I've heard of some Böse or Sonos systems, would you recommend them for music ? Also, would I have to buy an amplifier in hte living room ? pre-amp ? I'm kinda lost with so many questions, hope you guys can guide me to set up the best system for my needs. Thanks for your help.