Hi, I've built a mediaplayer with a little mini-ITX PC. I had planned to use a commercial package, but in the end I wrote everything myself. The functions are audio, video, photo slideshow, Google Calendar, weather forecast, calculator and phone calls with Skype. This is what it looks like : One particular feature is that I can control everything from a little 7" usb touchscreen in my living room. You can find details on the hardware and software on http://dhs.webatu.com. Hope you like it. Soitjes.