Hello guys and gals, In an unprecedented move to combat my dissapointment of not being able to receive Sky, Freeview or indeed analogue terrestrial TV in my new house, I am going to build a media centre so I can listen to music, watch DVDs as well as downloaded movies and broadband TV and possibly browse the internet from my living room using a PC as the central hub. At this stage I'm just looking for some initial ideas so I know what kind of money this is going to cost me. Then I'll be back with my suggested hardware and go from there. Essentially, I have a PC upstairs in the spare room which has all of my ripped music on it (in .aac format, through iTunes) and a whole host of legally downloaded and ripped films/TV shows. What I want is access to all of this downstairs, hopefully without having to have my upstairs PC on all the time. My idea is to have a seperate media centre PC downstairs which shares a folder via WLAN on my upstairs PC - is it possible to 'sync' a folder so whenever both PCs are on, any new data will be copied to the downstairs PC? If not I will just have to use the downstairs PC as the main storage for my music, but I'd rather keep this upstairs for a variety of reasons. The sound system will be a standard (but good) 5.1 surround system. I'm not sure of the control system - I'm not bothered about having the internet downstairs so would a remote control be ok for all this? Also, with the right connections should I be able to use my standard 16:9 CRT television? I don't know if I can afford an LCD screen as well, though I might be able to get my hands on one. Am I looking at this the right way? Is there anything I am missing? Reps for any help. EDIT: WOW! Is this going to solve many problems in one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Center_Extender EDIT 2: See http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DSM-...-Player/dp/tech-data/B000X4F7RO/ref=de_a_smtd - is this the best thing to get? Can I play my aac/mp4 files from iTunes?