I just purchased a laptop as an entry level HTPC. It's a little Asus Eee that supposedly does full HD 1080p.
I've tried it on music and lower resolution files with my receiver (Onkyo NR) and TV (Bravia) and I am very happy, but I am having a lot of trouble finding anywhere I cana legally download something (anything!) in full HD to test.
Any suggestions welcome ...
(note streaming is not an option, due to poor and highly variable broadband speeds where I live).