Hey folks.....great forum. Love the info here, so thanks in advance for reading and responding. I feel like I've done the adequate research to invest in purchasing/implementing the below plan, but it would be great if others could validate my understanding. First, my objectives: 1. Do away with cable while maintaining the majority of the same programming/functionality (this includes watching live TV and recording two channels of TV at once) 2. Have a reasonably simple interface to play our digital movies and music - most movies would be in common formats (.mkv, TS, etc.) while a few would be in iTunes formats (m4p, m4v). ALL music would be in iTunes. 3. Automatically Sync the iTunes libraries of all the computers in the house (this would include the HTPC and our two macbook pros) so that they all had physical copies of files that were purchased on any of the computers. 4. Have access to the recorded TV and downloaded movies on our laptops. 5. Have it look cool and support all of the above up to 1080p HD res and surround sound. Here's what I've done so far: 1. Spent $50 on an OTA antenna and validated that I get all of our local channels (CW, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and PBS) in HD 2. Downloaded Plex to my Macbook Pro, installed it and played around with it enough to validate that it will play my non-iTunes movies and iTunes music natively. 3. I currently own a 47" HDTV, optical audio cable, toslink to optical adapter, Airport Extreme Base Station and an aluminum unibody apple remote. 4. I currently have a Hulu Plus subscription (I've been checking it out over the last week or so). Here's what I plan to do: 1. Buy a new Mac Mini, SiliconDust HDHomerun (dual tuner), 1TB external hard drive, EyeTV software, cable splitter and HDMI cable. 2. Connect the Mac Mini to the: - TV using the HDMI cable - Surround receiver using the Toslink adapter and the optical cable - AEBS directly using a Cat5 cable - External hard drive using FW800 3. Connect the OTA antenna output to the cable splitter and then into the two tuners on the HDHomeRun. This would hardwire via Cat5 into the AEBS. 4. Install Plex, EyeTV and Hulu Desktop on the Mac Mini. 5. In the Applications section of Plex, create a link to EyeTV and Hulu Desktop (I've been told this will eventually have Hulu Plus support) as well as download the HDHomeRun plug-ins. 6. Dump all of my non-iTunes video files onto the external hard drive. I'd also setup EyeTV to record there as well. 7. Turn on file sharing on the Mac Mini and within iTunes. 8. Configure the Macbook Pros to connect to the external hard drive via sharing through the Mac Mini. 9. Setup some automated scripts to transfer old and newly purchased iTunes files to the local hard drive of the Mac Mini. These scripts would make it so that any one of us could purchase new music on our computer or the Mac Mini and have it show up on the hard drives of each of our computers the next day. We may end up buying a bluetooth keyboard/mouse so we can browse the internet from the couch, but this isn't a priority. Obviously we'd use the Apple Remote or any one of the iPhone remote apps to control it all. Did I get it all? I think this should give me what I want correct?