Linux PC as Multimedia Center?
I dont mean to sound like a newbie so forgive me if I do, my knowledge of linux is very limited.
I want to turn my old PC into a multi media centre capable of watching TV with the aid of a video card as well as recording to the hard disk.
I wish to be able to download movies from the net and be able to watch from a different location via a windows server that I am also working on at home.
I can see that there are many options open to me with varying degrees of difficulty, but to be honest I dont know where to start
Looking at the many topics in all the forums I feel like a rabit caught in the head lights of a car not knowing where to go.
Any suggestions, recommendations, or just a polite stop waisting our time would be greatly appreciated.