Obviously I could purchase a Mac Mini and use that instead, but I like the idea of an appliance -- something that Just Works and doesn't need me to administer it.
I'm curious if there are any better choices I am overlooking.
Note: anything which forces me to pay for each thing I watch is out of the question. I like the idea of movies on demand, but most of the things I watch are not available in the pay-to-play portfolios and/or are completely free to download and watch on your own. So Apple TV and Roku are definitely not options for me. I need something which will play DivX downloads for example.