After fairly extensive reading (starting from little knowledge) I've made a few purchases and am trying to figure out my next move before spending more. To that end I'm looking for a touch of guidance.
I've got a desktop PC with all my ITunes music(200gb stored actually on an external hard drive permanently plugged in). I just bought an Apple TV2 and an iPad all for what I still think are the right reasons - I don't have a laptop for example. But where I'm coming unstuck is that I can't store all my music on my iPad and I thus need my desktop on if I want access to my whole library - to send to apple tv to play through main surround sound system. I was therefore pointed in the direction of a NAS drive. However I'm now reading that this might not solve my issues unless my apple tv is hacked. If this has relatively few drawbacks I wonder if someone might share a few thoughts in that regard.
But another thing i'm wondering is, even if I have a NAS say, can I map my iTunes library on the ipad so I can at least see what I've got although nothing would actually be stored on the iPad? Kind of using it as a glorified remote control for apple tv? Or same question for the iphone?
I'm not asking the world of my systems - I basically just want to know how to get access to all my music. I think I'm regretting not getting a macbook or some such where I can control and play everything.
Any help greatly appreciated!