Maybe I was not so accurate when told requirements Let's obtain more accurate credentials: the same form factor, nice design, HDMI, nVidia, support HD (1080p, MPEG4), nearest price.
In any case if I'd customer I'd choose ASUS EEE box for MD but definitely not MSI Wind PC! Even it's extremely cheap.
I thought so! But why "definitely not MSI Wind PC"?!? That's absurd! That sets completely the wrong impression for other people reading this. I have been using one for the last few months - its fantastic!! Its fast, practically silent, tiny, ultralow power consumption and extremely cheap. It may not be digital, but it is capable of HD resolutions albeit not 1080p (but then again given that current TV standards do NOT use 1080p and BD/HDDVD support on LMCE is extremely limited, and most downloaded HD content is 720p this really isn't a big deal!) and surround sound. Its perfect as a cheap/quiet/small bedroom MD.
If I really need the full digital surround/video, big screen/resolution, etc I'll use my lounge room - 46" LCD, driven by HDMI at 1080p, SPDIF 7.1 DTS/DD through a Marantz Home Theatre AV amp, etc. When we're tired, we just hit Follow Me and go to bed .... finish watching it there