But for the sake of argument; what do you consider the best HTPC straight out of the box to be?
I'm not talking about the most powerful or the most upgradable. I'm talking about the best system to buy, take home, unbox, plug in to the TV and sound system and GO!
In your assessment you might consider:
- value for money, it only needs to be fit for purpose so price counts.
- size, it is for the living room.
- ease of use
How it plays with all the other toys like phone, 'proper PC', tablet, etc.
Yeah, I know the best option is to build from the ground up but what if you don't want to?