Looking for a way to effectively get a HTPC-esque system up and running. I have several Blu Ray and DVD ISO backups. I prefer to keep ISO for ease, and due to my Windows days when I ran everything through set top Dune/Popcorn Hour boxes. At the moment I have rid myself of that hardware and am looking for a suitable way to set things up within the Apple platform. Current thought is a 2010 Mac Mini, and replace the Super Drive with a Blu Ray drive. My questions are: I could share a 2010 Mac Mini's internal optical drive with a 2012 rMBP and 2011 MBA that are on the same network, correct? Could I attached a DAS to the Mac Mini and use that DAS for Time Machine backups? If no to question two, would I lose much speed by having the Mac Mini attached via ethernet to an AEBS with the DAS also connected via ethernet [effectively making it a NAS box]? I would like to use the Mac Mini as a media player via various DVDFab software to play ISO files on the main television. The optical drive would allow me to save ISO files on any computer attached to the network or the DAS/NAS. Finally I would want to ensure that there would be no issue with ISO packaged Blu Ray files [ideally even if played over wifi].