hello, i currently use my desktop PC to playback media on my TV. i find i dont even use the vista media center interface so i'm not tied to that. i play stuff like MKV and AVI mostly, sometimes i'll play dvd images (ISOs). i'm getting a laptop, selling the desktop, so i'll be needing another alternative for HTPC work. my current idea is to get a PS3 and use some sort of upnp server to stream media to it (possibly a NAS). My question is: anyone have any experience with this or possibly have a better idea for media playback w/o a HTPC? there are also units like the tvix by dvico that serve for htpc work but i hear they're pretty buggy still. i could use my xbox but its hardware is dated and doesn't do HD MKV very well. I would just build an HTPC but i don't like the heat they generate + power they use. I want something more minimal (this will be used in my tiny bedroom). the ps3 route may not be low power, low heat, but at least it will be small and easier to boot up/down.