I currently use my PS3 for Blu-ray and DVD playback, haven't played a game on it for months, so it seems a little wasted to me, and a HTPC might be a better option.
I'm looking for a reasonably priced (£500 maximum), quiet, 'subtle', SFF machine that will do the following :-
*Play back both HD-DVD (I'll be replacing a Toshiba HD-EP30 too) and Blu-ray
*Has HDMI output with HD sound to my Sony STR-DG910 amp, the amp can play back Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD (via LPCM as far as I'm aware, if this makes any difference?) if the source can decode it (as the PS3 does), but unfortunately can't decode it internally.
*Can be totally controlled by my Harmony 885 including turning on and off if this is possible?
*Anything else I might need.
This machine will probably end up replacing my Toshiba, PS3 and EEE 701, and possibly my Sky box in the long term too. Cheers.