My first post here. I've done quite a bit of research here and elsewhere, and I still can't figure out the best solution for my particular setup.
I have an old 1.5 Ghz Powerbook G4 that's still alive and (sort of) kicking that I intend to use for an HTPC/media server. The media will come from a LaCie 7200 RPM FW drive, and/or an external BD/DVD drive.
The monitor is a late-90s, 4:3 Sony CRT TV (KV-32S40) that I like (I'm not ready for an HDTV upgrade).