I just wanted the input of the people on here - are the media center PCs worth it? I'd especially like to hear from anyone that owns one. I hear that initially you can't write MPEG-2 video to DVD, but a company is supposedly releasing a third party program to fix this. If it works well, I'm strongly considering making one of them my next computer. EDIT: Has anyone looked at/picked up the Alienware Media Center PC? It's the front-runner for a HTPC, but I wish it had a few more features (integrated IR/Bluetooth/WiFi, AIW 9700) before I'd be comfortable biting. As a side-note, are there any other projects in the works that aim to deliver the same sort of experience as Media Center XP (namely, the attractive interface) without having to buy a whole new PC?