When I get my new MacPro, I will have my 2008 MacPro available to use as a home theater server. I don't have a bunch of stored media but I would like to use XBMC to get rid of the monthly Comcast dvr fee and get me access to other entertainment like foreign channels and such. I'll get my movie rentals/Netflix etc. from my AppleTV 3 (I'm selling my jailbroken ATV 2 since I have extra Macs with storage I can use instead). The MacPro will be used to get cable tv and used as a DVR/PVR. Not interested in stealing content, just expanding legit entertainment options and eliminating the monthly dvr fee. Here's what else I think I'll need. Any comments/suggestions? 1. DVI-HDMI converter to get video to main Onkyo receiver 2. Optical audio to main Onkyo receiver 3. HD HomeRun box to get cable signal to Mac Pro. Cablecard from Comcast 4. XBMC and MythTV add-on for PVR The MacPro, HomeRun and main router (and time capsules) in my hall closet that shares a wall with my other home theater components. The wall on the closet side is already open from my moving the cable outlet so it'll be easy to add electrical outlets and a component hookup panel. QUESTIONS: Will it get too warm in the closet?? There's a good gap between the bottom of the door and the wood floor. I could add a little fan. How do I use a remote with this setup? Do I have to use an IR blaster somehow to operate XBMC on the MacPro or is there a wifi solution? Anyone familiar with the performance of viewing cable tv this way? Any gotchas? I've only started thinking about this so please cut me a little slack if I'm overlooking something obvious Thanks for any input!