So I got my hands onto a Rasberry Pi, thanks to @MOZ. I managed to install XBMC on it and got it to boot. Bought a Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, and it happily configured them. Issue - How to view media? Do I copy/paste a movie onto a USB everytime I want to see one? Is there anyway I can get it to access files on a Portable HDD? If I connect it to a regular Laptop external Hard Drive ( Non powered ), It simply reboots and does not access the drive. Pending test - To connect to a powered external HDD and check if it manages to read it. Anyone who has already done this before? Would save me a lot of frustration and the nails on my fingers. Thanks in advance!