Nothing specifically wrong that I see. Would go for at least a 2 or 3 TB internal drive even if using a server - I find I keep a lot of things local, but that is my configuration.
What are you looking for in a remote control? I have a Rosewell MCE remote from newegg that I mostly got fro the IR pick-up, as I ended up programming all of the functions into my Phillips. I also have a Lenovo N5901 remote keyboard w/ mouse function that I got for aournd $25 on sale.