I just want to see if I can get some discussion started about having a living room box on a dime (under $400). This idea has been around for many years, but is there a polished solution yet?
I've seen things like Popcorn Hour and D-Link Media Lounge but I am more interested in a configurable solution.
The solution I am looking at is Mythbuntu and a basic home-made computer (just Newegg some cheap parts). However, I have limited Linux experience at the moment, so I could be more confident with other solutions. Also, I looked over the hardware they recommend, and most of the TV Capture cards they list I've never heard of: Linky
Do you know of a solution that's nearing maturity? Or is Mythbuntu "the way" to go nowadays?