HTPC, HTPC, HTPC.
I know it was around more than 5 years ago (that's about when I got into it) but it's so much different now with network CableCard tuners, on-line streaming (Hulu, Netflix, etc.), CPUs with integrated GPUs, SSDs, mini-ITX form-factor, low prices, etc. There is so much more available now than ever for either buying one off-the-shelf of building your own and it's more affordable than ever. You know something changed because my wife likes them
Because of HTPC, all of my media: music, videos, movies, photos, on-line "radio", everything -- all in one place. It's truly amazing. I also no longer have a cablebox or many other components for that matter. My HT is my HTPC, my AVR and my TV -- no longer is it my DVD (or Blu-ray) player, my CD carousel, my AVR, my cable box, those RF extenders hooked to my one-and-only office PC for listening to MP3s and my TV. My "cable box" is a little box that sits in the basement with a CableCard in it that hooks into my network. Every PC in the house can view cable TV -- no coax, no "weak signal", just perfect.
PC in the living room, bedroom, etc. -- wherever there's a TV.