My plan is to control the Revo with my laptop in the same way that I can my Mac Mini with my Macbook through screen sharing.

I think this involves remote assistance rather than remote desktop as when I connect via remote desktop the revo displays a "screen saver" rather than the revo desktop

Basically I want to watch XBMC through my TV connected to the Revo and use the laptop as a remote control

Is this possible and if so how do I go about setting it up

Thanks in advance