It has 1 cat5 outlet and tv outlet.
Ive got an old Dell 510m laptop running XP that I dont use - it wont run Win7 (graphics drivers)
It does however have sufficient performance to run VLC and output over the network to the 32" LCD
Is there any other software to run on it that provide easier menu based player options (like XMBC)
Ive tried XMBC, media Portal, OpenElec and a few other options. They all have limitations with the OS or the hardware.
Im more than happy to try Linux distros (but have to be easy to setup and run!)
I thought about hdmi over cat, but realistically, the hardware is the same price as a rasberry pi - which I would prefer
Its not a big deal, as I have all the media setup I need, but just sitting here bored with a spare laptop :)