I currently have an AppleTV with XBMC. I love it for the following: - divx/xvid - Streaming over Windows File Share - digital ac3 out over optical - thumbnails of tv shows/movies that I have to watch - Podcasts/Pictures directly on it. - Youtube I'm looking to either buy another AppleTV for my wife, or buy a Popcorn Hour, or if anyone has any suggestions on a different device please let me know. My unclear thoughts on the Popcorn Hour: - Not sure how streaming works, from what I heard it may be slow to list dirs - I don't think it shows thumbnails of videos, this really made the XBMC mod awesome. - Not sure on what other "cool" features like Youtube might be available. Is it easy like AppleTV? - Can I put a 2 TB hd in the PH and mount this drive on my Windows box to transfer files over to it? Since the prices are very close, and the need for a hard drive in the AppleTV isn't really there in my situation I'm totally not sure which device is the clear winner. One negative about the AppleTV is it's remote size and the inability to use a universal remote -- as far as I know. I lose the remote a few times a week. BTW -- I used my AppleTV for xvid for ~1.5 years now. It really lacked codecs among other things until XBMC was released. But at this point the AppleTV fits all my needs. If it could be done better on the PH, then I really want to know. The only possible "want" in this department is an emulator that's not difficult to setup and that uses standard controllers.