Need some help. i am new to the HTPC game, have just got myself a nice pioneer plasma and want to play some Hd material on it. The HTPC i am planning will be small....probably built around a mATX case. I am not planning on playing games on it but will need to decode x264 720 and 1080 material from mkv etc. Wont be recodring of tv dont need tv card. Any thoughts on the minimum necessary to do that. Can i go with integreated graphics or do i need a seperate card. What are peoples experience.
Any system specs would be great.
Cheers in advance