Hi all, Apologies in advance for this being a bit of a vague request, I`m currently trying to get clear in my mind which way to go to set up a proper media server/network in my house. Getting completely confused with all the options and could do with some pros and cons/gen advice. My current setup is a bit of a botch job, running a Win8 RC desktop as the central machine and sharing my music and videos (my own ripped DVD and Bluray) through PS3 media server, to my PS3 and/or Samsung TV (in living room downstairs), using homeplugs. It kind of works, but isn`t ideal, I have to transcode the Bluray down to get it to work over the homeplugs without stuttering (200mbps, yeah right!!) and am running out of space on the PC - 1tb internal with 1tb external USB drive. I will have access to my wife`s old laptop soon, and will also be getting BT infinity, which i believe comes with a router with a gigabit port. Networking aside, I`m in two minds whether to retask the laptop as an HTPC, to get the front-end etc etc, pulling the content off the dektop upstairs, or whether to get a NAS, either to use with the laptop, or get one with a DLNA client and stream direct from that. As usual with these things, i`ve tied myself in knots and looked at so many websites I can`t decide what to do, advice with experiences of your own setups would be greatly appreciated. What I want to achieve is streaming of media around the house across my homeplug (but probably wired network in future) network, as easily as possible, with room for expansion space wise, and a nice front end with covers, info etc etc as a bonus.