This project is very exciting. A WORKING MCE environment that is open to be set up as required! I am a professional AV integrator and, as such, my background is in working peoples' homes delivering reliable solutions. The PC MCE does not fit this YET. But it will. I am here to answer any questions about interfacing with devices in the AV/"home automation" worlds where I have some experience that you guys don't. I am making the new year's resolution to learn my way around Linux properly. I have done some embedded programming in C and assembly in the past but I need to fill in the gaps between there and windows! Feel free to ask questions at tom underscore evered at hotmail dot com. I would love to see this as the controllable, reliable, stable, scaleable media server product that I have never been able to offer before!