...The whole thing has kind of a "Land-of-Broken-Promises" feel to it. *Shrug* Maybe there is a good explanation ... Just nobody's heard it yet.
Somewhat true alas! Still, the deal on the HP hardware seemed pretty good.
Being a Linux dweeb (and something of a tinkerer) I've put my money in a linuxMCE
Although I'll probably be giving elisa MEdia Center
a try soon. (I can afford to since it won't cost me anything to download and install it.
Here's a (very biased) video showing off linuxMCE if you're interested:http://www.youtube.c...&feature=related
If you decide to explore one of these products, please remember that this is Linux
we're talking about so the usual caveats about proprietary drivers and DRM nonsense applies.