Hi i am looking for a media server player kind of device which can be used as a home media server and a player in my home network. What that essentially means is i just want to keep a single box in my living room - connect it to my TV, play content like movie, photos, surf internet etc. I don't want a separate media server box and another media player box to serve and play content.
Use a computer with windows 7 and your media server will stream media to any computer on your home network. Lots of free apps as well.
Make sure your video card will display at your tv's max resolution.