My folks are getting a new TV, and I had the idea that when they did, I would suddenly be able to get them to watch all the cool HBO shows and whatnot that I have on my external HDs. To that end, I thought perhaps that a small netbook with an HDMI-out would be a cheap, easy way of getting external digital content onto the TV screen.
I have two primary questions:
1) Are there any major reasons why this is a silly idea?
2) If the answer to (1) is "no", does anyone have any recommendations as to what make/model would be suitable?
Thanks in advance,