I built this for the living room figuring it would keep the wife off my back.
PROS Quiet, and Quick. No problems with heat. HD movies play great on a 50" screen.
CONS Using the Hauppauge remote with anything but Windows Media Center or WinTV has been nothing but a headache. Ive tried programming it to work with XBMC with no satisfactory outcome. I also connected Direct TV through it and found that it greatly reduces the picture quality. Knowing that now, I think I would go another route.
The case needed alot of work, nothing lined up and the screw holes were off there mark. But it gave me something to tinker with, and turned out great.
Wife is still on my back.