I have been sifting through many, many posts in the last few days regarding the proper dvd media server to purchase. I just can't seem to find the answers I am looking for. I want a media server that is relatively inexpensive (say under or around $600) that can do the following: play .iso files well, pull the files from an external hard drive via usb (since i have two of these laying around), has digital audio output (to let my pre do the decoding) and does not need to be connected to a server (basically standalone except for the external usb hard drive). I will transfer the .iso files onto the usb hard drive from my networked computer and then unplug it from the network and plug it into the media server. Secondary options would be 480i over hdmi (or the ability to have an SDI modded output) so that I can let my scaler do the sizing. I have no interest in running this off of a network, no need for wireless ,don't care about TV and don't care about PVR functions (haven't watched a single TV show in about three years). Any help would be appreciated.