Re: Wiring a home network? Been meaning to update this... The M1 for $70 is slick, and more than good enough. The 500 is a rip off. It has a HDMI in/out option for cleaner wiring, but the cable co's encryption disabled 90% of channels... the workaround was using component I exchanged it for the 350. I did get my Slingbox re-setup at my parents last Sunday and have been messing around with it for a week. There are indeed ads now, but the outrage is a bit overblown. I use ad-block plus (disabled for pics) and always watch in full screen which has no ads. Out of 30 odd connections to the Slingbox, I did get a single 30 second pre-roll ad and was filled with homicidal rage for 29 seconds. Tips: - Use a real PC/HTPC not a "compatible" set top device. They are all shit including Chromecast. - Don't buy the mobile app. It's not shit, but not great. For being the most expensive app ever, it's a ripoff. - Use latest Firefox w/plugin. Chrome player is shit. - When you first connect (each time) leave it alone for ~1-2 minutes while it figures out best performance config. Trying to do stuff immediately seems to overwhelm it. That said, this is still the best option I have ever seen/used. I've been average ~4.8Mbps stream that is ~90% of the actual quality back at the TV. Should be perfect on the LAN for you.