Originally posted 2017-06-27 15:39:23.
One of the best purchases you can make is a media centre and a NAS (Network Accessible Storage) if you have a network of course.
A media centre like Kodi (the new name for XBMC) allows you to streal all kinds of media to your TV (I think some people still like a big screen). This includes streaming of movies or TV from tv-catchup services or youtube. You can also put all your MP3 files or CD rips on the NAS so they can be streamed to your sound system.
Kodi is a great, free media centre and runs on a low cost device like a Raspberry Pi.