aether22: I've bit bullet and going for the 780G (GA-MA78GM-S2H) since as this is a HTPC mostly it will be well worth it, in fact even a Sempron 3200 processor is apparently enough but I'll go probably for a ATHLON64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHZ.
The 780G is apparently very readily overclockable to boot.
I am thinking about building an extender using this MB and would like to know how you find it performs.
Steve (sbiddle) or anyone else with an opinion: any thoughts on this vs a good H264 video card (say 8500GT/8600GT)? Assuming it delivers the frame rate what else might be missing (e.g. good deinterlacing)?