I'm trying to get a sense of the essential difference between an htpc and media player. In the past I have owned a pch a200, sagetv hd 300, and currently have a boxee box. I like the boxee box because it has a simple interface and the library management is very good. My mine gripe with the bbox is the hd audio dropout issue that likely will never be fixed.
Recently I started contemplating the purchase of an htpc. I have a few noob questions....
1. When you power the unit can you have it go directly to an interface...say XBMC?
2. Is it really that difficult to maintain?
3. Im looking for a high end system, low profile, can do hd audio, works perfectly with my Harmony, and is preassembled. Price is not a concern. Any recommendations?
The asrock vision 3D series looks nice