i have so many things at my house that i would imagine i could have an easier way to set my home networking up with my TV's and access my movies much easier. lets start with the items i have to use/choose from. Xbox 360 macbook 13.3 gateway laptop with vista NSLU2 Storage Link which you plug a lan cable into and up to 2 external hard drives and makes them wireless Gyration media center remote maxtor 500GB external HDD (where all my movies, music, pics, etc is on) what i am attempting to do is play movies from my Maxtor on the living room TV and also my bedroom. also play music, but that is one in the same i would imaging. currently what i have is only on the living room. i use my macbook to log into my vista laptop (medialaptop) and get my movies or music. then i use my 360 to access the external hard drive which is plugged into my medialaptop via TVersity sharing program. then once i am on the 360 movies dashboard screen i select movie and play. no buffering or anything since it is all connected through cables and no wireless. i do it like this so i can close my macbook and put it away and it doesnt tie it up trying to play movies and such. get it so far? hope so. i am trying to avoid getting an apple TV or anything else for that matter. simply due to financial restrictions. the only thing i can do is to have everything set up how it is now, go buy a mini dvi to dvi cable, a dvi to hdmi cable and plug it into my tv in my bedroom. then when i choose to watch movies in my room, i need to bring my macbook with me, plug in the mini dvi and the audio cable and play my movies. i would then need to get an apple remote as well. or would this Gyration remote work? i dont think it is compadiable with mac. well thank you for any support i get from this novel of a post. cheers!