Hi, Before embarking on the full blown HTPC roll-out I've been able to have a bit of a play (minus tuners) with both MePo & XBMC by installing them both on a laptop and pointing them at my libraries on my Synology NAS. I'm pretty IT savvy and have built lots of PC's over the years. Initially I tried MePo and my experience was one of inconsistency. Overall it was OK but sometimes it would find fanart, then not and I found it a bit 'messy' to configure and get up & running. Maybe I didn't stay at it long enough because I know a lot of people say that they've tried it and wouldn't go back to what they had before. So, I uninstalled MePo and am currently running XBMC. It all went pretty smoothly and I think I've now got the hang of it after picking up hints/tips on here and the XBMC forum. I know that MePo can run on a client/server basis but how does XBMC handle an XBMC backend server performing all the TV recording and an XBMC based HTPC at the front acting as the interface? Is there something in the PVR setup part which points the XBMC client at the server to do the recording? Apologies if this appears to be a daft question! I have an old Pentium P4 - ARK | Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 540/540J supporting HT Technology (1M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) and MSI mobo - MSI 915G Neo2 Platinum - motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - i915G : Price & Review , Spec about MSI 915G Neo2 Platinum - motherboard - ATX - LGA775 Socket - i915G with 4GB RAM, etc. I was wondering if it was of sufficient spec to be used as the backend server for the recording/pausing? I'll eventually be using 2x DVB-S2 and maybe DVB/T2. Would like to have the ability for 2/3 front end HTPC's accessing this simultaneously. My intention for the main front end is the Silverstone ML02 - SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.- ML02 I am aware that the internal height is pretty tight so wondered if anyone had recommendations of what to use in it? I've found a few builds on the web but they are 2/3 years old so don't reflect the latest CPU's/mobos. All info gratefully received!