My problem with my current HTPC is that YouTube and Hulu get choppy. My cheap Roku makes this machine look like garbage, but I haven't found a great way to get YouTube on my Roku and I need some TV shows on Hulu that won't stream on anything but a PC.
I am looking for a solution, but even for the most high powered Zbox (Zotac Zbox ID82) has reviewers saying YouTube is choppy.
What I want? The ability to hook something up to my 60 inch Sharp Aquos and watch this (Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 [HD]) in 1080p without any skipping choppy etc.
I can watch that in 1080p just fine sitting here on my laptop (HP Pavillion dv7)
I have noticed that Assassin doesn't like the Zotac product and I have looked at his blog and his HTPCs for sale. The problem is I don't want to spend over $500.
Is this possible?
I was looking at building my own machine and all the options make my head spin. I am assuming I won't be able to accomplish my goal without getting a video card to compliment the video they are building inside the chips these days.