Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So I'm looking to ditch my cable and go to a pure streaming/local media box, but I'm not really sure what direction I should go. I've looked at Boxee and Roku, but I don't particularly care for either of them, so I decided I'll have to either build or buy a system. I am not really keen on paying more than $500, but I do need an HDMI out and the ability to handle 1080 streaming.
I know that I can probably get an effective system built and put Linux on it, but I'm not sure what I need, hardware-wise, to handle the load, which is another reason I am wary about buying, as many of the reviews I read on prebuilts at that price point don't look at 1080 very favorably.