YOu don't say what you are willing to spend for your enjoyment. Media centers have started to come down in price and would certainly offer many of the things you are asking about.
I'm looking to put together a Home Theater for my living room and I'm a bit of a novice. I want it include a DVD recorder that plays CDs and has a 5-disc changer, . Since most HTIB packages don't seem to have a DVD recorder, I guess I'll piece components together.
I'd like to be able to either hook up my mp3 player (an iRiver) or otherwise access mp3s from another storage medium (flash drive, or copied directly to a hard drive on the player). I'm not sure if this is a function of the DVD recorder or if I should be looking for this functionality as part of the audio component. Am I looking at this the right way?
Any thoughts are welcome!