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I usually have hardware acceleration on. I've done it without before, and it was just a bigger load on the CPU, but from what I remember, it played fine the files I was wanting to view.
No, you don't need bootcamp to run Windows 7. That's if you want to keep OSX on your machine. I did a HDD format and fresh install of Windows 7 on my machine. The OSX disc has all the Windows 7 drivers. There is even a setup executable to setup it all up, similar to bootcamp. Using that file, just makes things faster. It does rename the HDD C drive to bootcamp. Other than that, there is nothing of OSX on the machine.
I don't have anything against OSX overall. It was small stuff that drove me nuts with OSX such a completely removing programs, stuff not installing because of missing directory, and so forth. The lack of PVR software did not help any either. Windows is the be all and end all for HTPC by any means. It just has more offerings, software wise, because it's more popular. Plex works every bit as good as it did when I was using OSX. I'm glad to see both the PMS and front end on Windows.