Been browsing through the forum and have gotten some good information, so first and foremost, thank you all for some great info! I am looking to build a HTPC from the ground up to essentially replace my Optimum subscription. I currently have no hardware to support this, so I am mostly in my research phase. I do currently have an Asus Transformer tablet I run Kodi off of with HDMI to the TV, but I want to expand into a whole-house system. What I'm looking to accomplish is as follows: 1. HTPC located centrally in the house in a media closet 2. HD Channels including the basics 3. Automated DVR with options to record/watch multiple channels at same time (up to 4-5) 4. Ability to work on 3 televisions currently, with expansion for 2 additional in the future I would like to get a subscription service like Sling, unless there is a better option for me. There are some channels that my fiance would like, such as MTV, VH1, Food Network, HGTV, etc that antennas just wont get, and we'd like to watch some of these programs live. I have the house wired with Cat 6, each TV having either 2 or 4 cables. I'm not sure if it is possible, but I'd like to use these cables to aid in the setup and viewing process. The media room is currently in the process of having 24 lines punched into a patch panel, and then a switch. I'd like to keep the cost down on the build, but If certain things need to be purchased to in order to achieve everything on my wish list, then I opt for buying what I need. I have come across a few generic builds online for the basic hardware, so if there are any other hardware pieces that I should get, please feel free to make some suggestions. All in all, I'd like it to stay within $1,000-$1,500. Living Room television: Approx 40 feet from media closet Mancave TV: Approx 8 feet from media closet Master TV: Approx 40-50 feet from media closet Any suggestions on what route I should take?