Here’s basically what I want to do.
1. Establish a house wide wireless network of high-speediness.
2. Purchase or build the following: 2 laptops
3. Purchase or build the following: 1 desktop with 2 or more tv tuner cards, 500 gigabytes of hard drive space. Make it a server. Call it Brutus. Make it capable of being a DVR.
4. Then convert my Music, DVD & VHS library into a purely digital form hosted on Brutus for watching on TV, Computer, Cell phone, or streamed over the internet to wherever I happen to be.
5. Record my favorite tv shows and do the same thing.
I think this shouldn’t be that hard, but the money side of it gets into the way. Who, after all, has money for two laptops and a desktop of mightiness.