There's this as well:http://www.apple.com/appletv/
There must be solutions that don't involve a Squeezebox since it obviously can't handle a dumb NAS filled with music without having to run software on an additional device, no?
Wow so much good advice. I don’t know where to start answering, so I’ll just say a great big thanks. I guess I’m in a different time zone to most of you guys (NZ), as I have only just seen the response. I will be away all weekend, but come Monday I will get started… you have all given me much to chew on, and lots of inspiration to get the job done. Must admit, I had come to a stand still, not knowing what to do other than wire up the old place. So far, I like the idea of the SBox, as it sounds like a good system, and tried and tested. I think also, I will set up an old PC for the server, but I can always change that down the line when money/time permits, and maybe when I learn more.I will take a look at the links for ripping and everything else… and thank you all so much.I’m sure you have all saved me so many hours (days!) of floundering around blindly searching, maybe buying stuff I don’t need etc, and I am very grateful.Once again... great forum.
I would avoid running a PC just for streaming music if at all possible as it wastes power to so and I don't think it is necessary
I would find a solution that does not require running a dedicated PC