- HDMI output
- Able to play (H264 encoded) 1080p MKV files
- Able to play Blu-Ray discs (have external drive)
Content will be stored on NAS. As far as BDs go, I'm OK with either shelling out to an external app or mounting the drive on the NAS end. As for the OS, I'm leaning toward XBMC Live on a thumbdrive unless there's some significant disadvantage to that.
I have a nice (Antec Fusion 430) case that's been collecting dust waiting for me to come up with the money to do this. As near as I can tell, this looks like the cheapest way to go. Any other suggestions/comments/caveats/thoughts?