I am in the IT business and never recommend an HTPC to any of my clients. I would make even more money doing so but do not want to deal with the hassle. I recommend Tivos and multiple Dune players with a Windows Server to feed the Dunes. This is a proven method for anyone serious about high quality movie playback equal to disc playback without the disc. Most people who are movie diehards, those who invest the coin required to do this correctly have no interest in anything but the best in playback and ease of use. The Dune series with Zappiti or My Movies provide just that. I have found most wives and kids are not that discriminatory when it comes to playback quality. If it plays at all, they are happy and if kids divert their attention away from their iPhone long enough to even watch a movie it is an accomplishment. I try to stay away from these customers and stick more with Professionals who have the coin, do not want to deal with any issues and enjoy the flawless playback that the Dunes provide when set up correctly over LAN. I an eager to get my hands on a real 4K player to replace the Dunes. If one doesn't materialize by the time 4K Blu rays hit the street, then I will no longer get involved with media players as a business. It is a very small percentage of my overall business anyway but will continue to tinker as a hobbyist only.