I would prefer not to use htpc. I would not want to use anything with Windows operating system - for sure it would slow down. Besides, I don't want to deal with "which graphics card", boot up etc.. Btw, on a side note, I got out of the Windows dependency. I have been using linux/ubuntu for a few years and am pleased but I don't want a Ubuntu htpc either.
While I dislike all things microsoft, I am a fan of all things google. How ever, I see that google tv media player devices are not yet perfected (fan of amazon and its user reviews).
The Micca I have works fine but it does have an occasional trouble, recognizing all of my drives from my media bay. It does not have amazon instant.
I tried two xtreamer media player models in the past and they are just junk. I bought the second/newer unit only because I didn't want to reprogram my universal remotes. I threw the xtreamers out.
I don't know what plex is but it does not seem to me that it would be suitable for me.
I am seeking a "simple" device like a WD or Micca or any such unit..
It seems to me that there is no device, (other than a htpc?) which would do what I seek. I just wanted to check here.
I might have to keep my Micca for .iso files and get a Roku for Amazon.