Originally Posted by pittsoccer33
What exactly will they be watching - is this going to be a Windows Media Center cablecard setup where they will watch live tv or do you just plan to back up family friendly movies and tv shows?
If it is the later you will have a lot more options.
No live TV. We do not have cable or satellite. So it will be purely backups OR the option for things like Netflix for Kids and (hopefully) PBS Kids.
Originally Posted by Sammy2
An xBox 360 as an extender will do the trick for you. I don't have one but my understanding is it will do all you want.
You can use powerline ethenret adaptors or MoCa (ethernet over CoAx) if you already have CoAx between the HTPC and the location of the xBox. You will also need a router.
Best bet would be to pull Cat6 between them. My house was wired for Cat5 years ago when we were doing a major remodel and Cat6 wasn't available. It works well on my Gig network but if your doing it now, go with Cat6.
We are renting, so running wire through holes in walls and floors would probably not sit well with the land lady. hehe I have two xboxes actually, but I wasn't sure if there was a smaller option and one, again, that would allow for some restrictions to be put in place as to what can be selected. A sort of "child lock" on things we don't want them having complete access to.
Also, Sammy, what is that picture from on your profile???? I always see it and it seems familiar but I can't place it!!! haha