Its been almost 2 years since my last htpc build, and I've got upgradeditis (a.k.a strong itch to upgrade a perfectly good htpc). My wife and 4 year old are very much used to the media center and I've not paid a cable/ satellite bill in almost 2 years (very happy, saved thousands!!!).
My new fanless htpc...
This time around I wanted the following features,
Silent system (absolutely no fans!!!)
Support for Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio (HD audio formats found on blu-rays)
SSD Hard Drive for the OS
Bigger 2TB Hard Drive (Allows for more HD recordings on the DVR)