Are there reasonably high-volume vendors of small standard HTPCs? My demands are very modest: Bluray, DVD-good-upscaling, Netflix Web, HDTV OTA (with DVR capability), silent (or very quiet), small. low power. Think a Mac Mini with a tuner and a blu-ray player built-in. preferably $500-$1,000. I have no gaming or high-end needs. it will drive an epson projector. I would love a simple preprogrammed interface. I really have only two inputs and one output. I want to turn it on and off, select my input source and volume. for each input, I need some extras (captions, channel, pause, stop, etc). it's really not that complex.
if I could get this device with an 5.1 amp, it would be even better, but I can probably get active speakers instead.
most of all, I want something that is made for these tasks from the start by a vendor who understands my needs. I don't want to spend my time tinkering. I already have 3 devices that do the job (Denon AVR, Panasonic Bluray, TIVO), and they work ok, even though the system overall is clunky.
does this exist?