After having built a HTPC (Theatertek software, radion card etc) I was hooked on its video advantages, but the children wanted the computer so I purchased the Movi2000 with the Mike Parker Video upgrade. I have only had it 2 days, but so far my impressions are: Very nice build quality. Case is solid and attractive. Fast boot times (30 seconds top) Nice remote control functions Seems to Auto scale anamorphic, non anamorphic, and 4:3. Video quality is very good, and I would say a little better than any of the top end DVD players I have tried (Pan. RP91, Sony 9000ES, Philips Q50). One of my video torture test is in the beginning of LOTR, after Gollum finds the ring, the video becomes a panning shot over the mountains before we see his cave. The resolution of the foliage on the mountain can be tough. At its worst I have seen it look like green splotches, and with better DVD players it at least looks like green foliage. With the Movi, the trees are nicely resolved, including the snow on them. Can you build a better, faster HTPC for the money? I would say yes, but it is nice having a HTPC that is easier to use than a DVD player. I felt it is well worth the money.