Been laying some cat5e around the house as i've a cable modem downstairs with the PC upstairs on a 10/100baseT NIC Now i want to know if these are things are possible and if i need to do anything before i start redecorating the downstairs etc. bare with me! Can i have a simple/small HTPC/media setup downstairs but use it as a PVR and send the recording via the network to the PC Upstairs which will store mostly everything? would i need to store on the HTPC machine first and then transfer it upstairs or can it be down simultaniously when recording. Is it possible to also play my MP3 collection downstairs via a decent Audio Card but coming from the PC upstairs? In terms of DVD Playback i can backup the DVD on the HDD upstairs but can i then use a software player downstairs such as thetretek/powerdvd and the stream the dvd from upstairs? will this effect performance? can i still use the same cables for the internet sharing? Lastly need to know whats the minimum on spec for the PVR downstairs? if i pic up a capture card i can use it with dscaler to output to a plasma...but i'll also use an s-video out from the digibox to record the programs. so many cables!! ins and outs!! a hub would also be needed i guess. Thanxs for the help ppl!!