So I have a few components, and a few things I would like to do, and I just need some advice on the best way to do things! So I come to the trusted MR community for help. Here's what I've got: 47" LG LCD (no cable, hooked up to OTA) Yamaha 5.1 surround PS3 slim, Xbox 360 Elite 27" Imac (3.06 C2D) And a whole bunch of DVD's and Blu Rays Now, what I would like to do (I think) is put all of my movies and TV shows on an external HD. I work at Best Buy, so I get a pretty solid deal on them. Ideally, I would then like to hook up one or two ext. HD's to my 360 or PS3 (any thought on which would be better for this??). My question is, is there a better way to get my movies in a digital format than simply ripping them to my Imac, using handbrake, and storing them all? Im also getting about 1 tb of movies and 1 tb of TV shows from a friend at school, so that will be useful as well Now, I'm a poor college kid, so I'd like to do this relatively cheap if I could. However, Im also debating if I should get an older Mac Mini or even a newer PC based nettop HTPC to hook up to the TV, and just run all my videos/internet videos through that. Would an older Mini (PPC?) do fine with playing videos/music (not streamed, but stored on the external HD's). As you can see, I have a lot of ideas, and I'm just not sure what the best way to do this is. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!