Hi all,

Long-time lurker, first time poster here.

While I consider myself a geek I've never found the time to roll my own HTPC, being deficient in both time and cash to do so.  My current solution is to use my laptop as a media server (running the freeware Universal Media Server (UMS)) to stream via wi-fi to my PS3.  It ain't pretty but it gets the job done.

I do have, on the other hand, something of an addiction to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  One project that caught my eye recently is Ezeecube - a media hub running a modified version version of XBMC.  It has met it's goal but isn't the runaway success I think it could be.  I'm not sure if this because people are over crowdfunding in general (the Potato Salad meme on Kickstarter has soured my opinion of thesite) or because the target market for this media hub is for less tech-savvy people who will never see it because they aren't tech savvy (Catch-22 much?).

I'd be interested to know what the Geekzone community think of it.  The only connection I have with the project is as a backer who wants the goodies promised by the stretch goals.