Hi, I have all of the above items and would like to stream my media from the ext. hd to the TV. I had planned on plugging the hd in through usb port of my Sony bravia tv and playing through the built in media player but mpeg2 avi or mkv don't even show up in the menu (strange because I have played both mp4 and avi before through usb). So that isn't working. I think my options are to either - a) leave a laptop running with Windows media player running and connect it to my xbox (I don't really want to do this as I have happily been windows free for a while now) b) create some kind of server (I have no experience here) c) Convert them to mpeg1 somehow (but I have read that this lowers visual quality more than I would be happy with) d) Change the folder type so the TV thinks that it is mpeg1, something like remux I think I read (this sounds good to me as quality is retained due to the folder type being changed but the data is not converted) Do you have any other ideas and have you any guidance as to what I should do please?