Any products out there you'd recommend for any of the components having to do with either?
I've been looking into it (slowly) and I definitely would like to start putting movies into some sort of computer storage, but I also want something that'll be able to expand with home control/security as well.
I've got a PS3, but I'm not sure if it's useful to stream to that or to just get a stand-alone system. The software media servers that I've tried so far haven't really worked. The best one I found was the PS3 Media Server which would play music (after loading for 1-2 minutes), but all of them had the same problem with video - load for several minutes, play a few seconds, freeze, play a few more seconds, freeze, etc.