I've been toying with the idea of building an HTPC and ditching my satellite service, but Mrs. NCSU really likes the whole-house DVR feature.
We have 3 TVs: One in our family room (main TV), one in our bedroom, and one in our guest bedroom. We would ideally like to be able to stream netflix and hulu/hulu plus, stream recorded TV, and watch live TV at any location.
Could I get by with an HTPC in the family room and 2 extenders? Would I be better off using XBox360s as extenders (no hulu) or building 2 inexpensive nettops?
Oh, and one final monkey wrench in the plan: I'd be getting cable service from Time Warner, who, as I understand it, flags everything as protected. Is there any way to circumvent their flags?
Sorry for the rambling, but I hope that made some sense.