Excellent point. I started looking more seriously into a NAS upgrade since my last post and the more I'm getting into that the more I'm seeing the value of converting to H264, and I hadn't even considered the power consumption part of it. So yeah, I've changed my mind on that. BTW, any NAS recommendations? I had originally just been thinking about getting a 3 or 4TB box like my current WD MyBookLive but as I'm starting to realize how quickly that might fill up even converting everything to H264 I'm thinking now about something more expandable like a 2 or 4 bay Synology. I'm just noticing that price jump when you look at anything over 3TB and I'd rather not get anything now that's not going to remain incorporated in my setup as I grow. (The 1TB NAS I have now I'll just keep reserved for pics and music).