After using Windows 7 on my work laptop for some time now, I decided to make the leap and purchase a new Media Center for home.
I settled on a custom build option using an Antec case with Media (MCE) Display, 7.1 surround, dual tv tuner, Intel 8200 Quadcore CPU, 4gb DDR2 800mhz RAM, and of course a dedicated display pcie card, blue ray player and Windows 7 64! ...muwahha :)
Hopefully it should be delivered tomorrow (fingers crossed), and then I can start to play with it.
Just to complete the line up I have ordered a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 7000 keyboard and mouse, to perfectly complement it. http://tinyurl.com/yfdhdeb
Having played with my laptop, connecting it to my SONY TV, and watching DVDs I was really impressed with the Media Center controls, getting onscreen information about the film, and also related films I may be interested in.
I will keep you posted as to how it goes.