So this is pretty much two different questions, I just didnt want to make too many threads.
1) I decided I want to start backing up my DVD(and even Bluray). Does anyone know of any great tools that will keep the original quality, and allow me to be able to stream them to my TV? (which leads to question 2)
2) I'm planning on getting cable in a few months, and figured I'd just build an HTPC and use Windows 7. Would this setup allow me to stream media from my PC and Mac? Or would I have to get AppleTV or something similar instead?