Sounds like Jeff has you covered on the distribution and IR. You asked about the Dunes (sounds like you will have 2 - one shared and another for the living room?). Anyway, I assume you are asking how to copy files from your pc to the Dune hard drives? Your Dune(s) will be networked anyway (connected via ethernet to your router). Once you have the hard drives in the Dune(s) and setup for storage, you should be able to browse to the Dune from your PC and copy/paste files. There are some posts in the Dune threads on this forum that discuss this in more detail - though if I recall correctly, that file transfer can be slow depending on your network. I think one of the posts discussed how to put the hard drive into a local drive dock on your pc, copy files, then put it back into the Dune, but I'm not sure. I use a server, so I don't copy anything locally to my Dune (other than the media index).