Re 4: I don't think I need an adapter for the TV, since the Eee 1501 has HDMI out. Right?
Re 5: I wasn't thinking of video files so much as standard DVD's.
I am trying to hunt around the wiki to get familiar with things, but I'm still new enough that I don't always know what to look under.
I was going off the mention of a single computer should be used as a hybrid on the wiki. I don't think I'm hardcore enough yet to want to hook a ton of devices together.
So for now, I'm planning to try some pretty simple stuff. I assume the 1501 can server enough of a core roll for those needs, but do tell me if I'm wrong.
Thanks for the information.
James Edward Gray II