I'm setting up my home network as well as a Home Theater set up. The first part I want to do (properly) is to be able to play movies, view photo's stored on my hard drives direct to my Panasonic Big Screen in my living room. Wired or Wireless is my first consideration. Anyone have experience with SlingCatcher, it would do what I want it to do I think. I've read here about ATV and hooking up a Mac mini direct to TV, that's interesting but I think I have enough equipment already to do the job. I have - - a Mac Pro in my Den, adjacent to my living room, an HDMI cable would reach - also I have an HP Media Smart Server I could stream through my PS3 I understand, but I'm not so sure/clear on how to set that up, using a computer direct to TV sounds easier... - I also have a MacBook from our office that I could use and hook up direct to TV. A wireless option sounds the best, if it works well? A mac mini directly wired to TV with wireless keyboard/trackball on the couch sounds like fun, going through my Xbox/PS3 isn't so interesting to me, the Mac Pro uses a lot of power so it's probably not a good 'always on' computer, I guess the laptop possibility would work as well as mini .... get a mini display to hdmi adapter and I'd be all set.... What would your choice be? Is there any particular software I should use with my set up, XMBC?, Plex? I'm in Canada so HULU etc not an option. Thanks!