Help with home IT system....please

  BeccyC18 22:17 24 Feb 2014
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Hi everyone! My dad's just given me some money for my 18th birthday to upgrade our home IT set-up...so I'm looking for some help from yourselves... :-) There are 6 of us at home - mum, dad and us 4 kids (although big sis has just gone away to Uni). We have TalkTalk Fibre, router with NAS (for movies and iTunes), 2 desk-tops, 3 laptops, 5 iPhones and 2 iPads. We also stream movies from the NAS to 2 different TV's around the house. Music is mainly via iTunes (and Spotify too) but we don't have any surround sound / HiFi to play music aloud.

I have lots of questions/requests for help...so here goes...
- should we get Apple TV and a surround sound system to play music (and enhance sound on one of the TV's)
- should we set up a home network with a server? (and if so, how?)
- what's the best way to do back-ups (particularly with Big Sis now away at Uni)
- how do we access NAS content away from home?
- Is Sonos and the like any good?
- how can we speed-up streaming from NAS to multiple devices?
- how can we speed-up Internet?

BASICALLY...HELP!!

Advise really appreciated. Many Thanks Beccy x

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