Get a MacMini, it's about as big as 6 CD's taped together and you can play full 1080P mvk's out of it. No crappy divx or XVID!! Also, it's got wireless N built in so that you are no limited to the video on the machine but can access any netowrk shares that you set up on any wireless computers in the hous. What you say that you hate Mac Os, me too, that's why I use boot camp to run Windows XP and have no problems. Oh, did I mention that you can get a mini audtio to S/PDIF to run to you home receive for full 5.1 audio?