Yes, Dr. Nick, I would be interested.
I've thought about this for some time. Here's a link to others who have
The problem that I see is having to use Windows or any OS for that
matter. Why pay the price in processing power that is wasted rather
than put it into quality components and functionality?
My requirements if I were building one: it must power up instantly - no
"booting", no log ins. One button switching between playing a DVD and
watching a recorded show. Full graphical user interface on the TV. No
keyboard entries necessary - everything from the remote. It must be
absolutely silent - no noise from the processor cooling fan or
Cost: $500 seems reasonable.
I have had a computer with media center for some time. The wife watches
TV constantly while she does the books and her correspondence. We do our
"taping" (yes we still call it that) on the DVR from the Sat company. I
have all of my CDs (over 500) ripped to another PC that is connected to
my TV and my stereo. It has a DVD burner and I've put all of those CDs
on to 2 dual layer DVD's. :) So what you're talking about would be of
So far, I've not seen anything that meets my requirements. This is as
close as I've seen: