This may be a dumb question, but will Microsoft's Xbox be a viable alternative to a HTPC. The AV adapter adds component out and the unit supports native SVGA and XGA resolutions. I think it also has the latest greatest video chip (or whatever) that's used in PCs. I confess that I don't know much about PCs (just Macs) but am I missing something here? For that matter, will a Playstation II work? I know it sucks as a stand alone DVD player, but how about as a system to drive a projector?