bidossessi Wrote:the hardware mentionned is still pretty new, and those issues WILL be ironed out. Instant-on is a big thing nowadays and lots of efforts are being deployed to get there on all major platforms.
On the other hand, what makes an HTPC really potentially interesting are all the other elements that could be added: xbmc games libary with support for native and emulated games on ALL platforms is but one example.
EDIT: initial setup is the longer process. if you solve all your sound/display issues, there's little chance that it would suddenly stop, unless your mrs downloads broken upgrades (which is highly unlikely)
No doubt - I'm an HTPC fan trust me - I've been plugging (or trying) PC's into TV for years - long before LCD/Plasma VGA/HDMI etc etc came along.. so I could play Doom on a BIG screen when I couldnt afford a monitor bigger than 14" - they were a pain in the a$$ then and to some extent are still today... for example a game I ran a few night ago changed the resolution on my desktop - that was a BIG pain in the a$$ to get get back.... like nicoli_k says its a hardware standard with Xbox... a bit like (I hate to say) Apple... (I run a Hack)