Oh, one other question. I didn't put a BD in my box, but, I may or I may put an external on the system (no AVR, and I don't think I will anytime soon, I pass sound from the TV to a 20 yr. old Yamaha, works fine). Can you hook an external BD up to the HTPC via eSATA or SATA and use it as if it was an internal (however, pass the signal out directly to the TV/AVR?)
Should I download (the .exe) and/or install MakeMKV? I have a lot of homework to do on file types... but, does this work for regular DVDs, or, Blu Ray only? The reason I ask, while still in Beta it is free.
I played around a little with the new machine yesterday, checked out HULU (installed). This machine already does more than I expected (haven't put photos or music on yet, but, once I have a big drive I'll do all that). I'm psyched, wish the extender did have to reconnect as frequently as it does (powerline), but, it is definitely nice to have that stuff available in the BR.
The Guides are key, as is the advice on this board. Thanks.