I bought a MBP last month and am now exploring the NAS market to see which ones suit me the best. Option 1: Standard NAS drive. Pros - they can stream straight to devices like X360/PS3 (which I will be buying soon) and DLNA to TVs. Cons - Time Machine backups seem to be a difficult thing to configure in some cases. Option 2: Time Capsule. Pros - Time Machine backups seamless. Cons - they cannot stream directly to devices like PS3. So if I was to go for Time Capsule, I had a few questions. 1. What is the difference between Airport Extreme and Time Capsule? Is it purely that TC has built in storage capacity? 2. Is it possible to connect my router to TC via ethernet (because of the positioning of the router, I use HomePlugs which go Router > Ethernet cable > home mains socket/electricity > ethernet cable > computer/Time Capsule) and then connect the TC to my MBP via ethernet also? Ie. Router > ethernet (home plugs) > TC > ethernet > MBP? ( Home Plugs are similar to this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-...VKP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314050244&sr=8-1 The ethernet connects the router to one of those plugs, which goes into the main socket. The other plug is connected to the mains socket in a different location/room of the house, and connects the other device via ethernet also. It's like having a hard wired ethernet connection) 3a. Am I right in saying that TC does not support DLNA and also cannot stream directly to a PS3 or Xbox 360? That being the case, I presume there must be a way to do this through my MBP and OSX. An app of some sort that allows the MBP/TC to communicate with a PS3 that is connected to the same home network? If so, any suggestions as to which app I can use? 3b. Assuming I can stream from MBP/TC to PS3/360 using some app, how good a quality is the streaming? I have a lot of normal 350mb AVI files, but also the 720p .mkv format files that are much higher resolution/quality that will be stored on the TC. Can you stream these files at their full resolution over wi fi? 3c. Also, what if I had connected the router to TC to MBP via ethernet, and then also connected the router to PS3 via ethernet as well. Then I wouldn't have to rely on wi fi at all, would I? The content would stream through the ethernet to the router, to the PS3, without having to resort to being transmitted over wireless connection, right? Resulting in no degradation of quality being played on the PS3/TV? 4. Can I partition the TC using Disk Utility into a Time Machine backup partition, Data partition etc? 5. I presume TC must be formatted into the HFS+ file system to use Time Machine? Can Windows computers read/write HFS+? If not, are there programs I can download that allow them to read/write? Many thanks for all your help!