Because, the more I delve into it, the less it appears I know...and the more "experts" and know-it-alls can distract me from just gettin' it done. I finally finished getting ethernet cable into the house, along with a couple of dedicated 20a circuits: The computer room has (at least) 2 computers - this all-purpose one, and one that just streams mp3's into the ethernet. I also have a stereo hooked up the this workstation for playing TV shows and whatever I'm generating from my editing and mixing hobby. I've got a new dedicated circuit in here, and LAN cables going out... The front room is just a TV now, 5.1 speakers and lpw-to-mid-level receiver coming. No extra circuit here, but ethernet into the Tivo and the TV... The basement has the fun entertainment setup: plasma TV, Tivo, Oppo 103, 5.1 Denon and mid-level speakers; I think I want the media/music server down there, to have media stored in more than one room in the house. The other dedicated electrical circuit and ethernet are both in down there now... Tracking advice threads on AVS is like watching the whiz-kids out-do one another on what the thread-starter should do. You know, "surge protector is fine"/"yeah, but I'd add a power conditioner to the Lava Lamp"/"make it simple, I have a $4000 coffee grinder that also does surge protection...but only if your house is solar..."/"are you sure you can't have the contractor come back, rip out the walls and line the conduits with spinach leaves first...?" Using just the room descriptions in paragraphs 3, 4 & 5, where would you suggest hooking up what, before plugging in stuff?