So here's the basic idea- I have a two floor apartment and I want to have total access to all media at all times. Here are my thoughts on what I want to do and how I'm guess it could be done, but I need advice... Watching movies/Divx/etc MacMini plugged into HDTV. Mini would serve as the primary machine in the apartment. I would like to stream videos from an external HD bay connected to an Airport Extreme. Control of the machine would be wireless as the computer itself would likely be concealed by tinted glass. iTunes Direct connection from MacMini to surround receiver for the first floor. iTunes would stream to Airport express base stations upstairs and on the terrace, including bathrooms. Control of the system is the problem I would prefer to keep everything on the primary machine downstairs, but I am interested in two things. If I wanted to change the music playing, I don't want to have to go downstairs, nor do I want to have a separate machine to control upstairs. I am investigating touch screens, or for now using my MacBook when upstairs or on the terrace. Is there a way to gain control of the MacMini over my network using different machines in the house? This program: http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SynchronEyes+Classroom+Management+Software/ works very well for windows, and does more or less what I would like. Any suggestions? Also, if I wanted touch screen control in the bathroom, I would build it into the wall. Anybody have experience doing this? Can the touch screen just act as an mirrored monitor?