What I need
TMT5 to watch Bluray iso's
WMP to watch mkv's and other video formats
Amazon On Demand
I presently use Win8 with XBMC on my HTPC. I use it for movie, music and tv shows. I also use that pc to "empty" my dvr with the help of a colossus card and arcsoft showbiz. it is also my bluray ripping machine and media server for the rest of the house.
It works well and it came with the Dell XPS8500SE that I use. I don't feel the need to go back to win7. The only reason why I would even consider going back is if I got tired of XBMC and I wanted to run wmc+mb 2.x on it, which I don't see why I would...
Microsoft Xbox 360 is the only extender that is supported in Windows 8 Media Center PC. Third-party extenders that work with earlier versions of Windows won’t work with Windows 8.