If all you are doing is watching movies 810 is stable enough for that but LinuxMCE is more than just a video player.
However, you are probably aware of this
You may be better off with XBMC/Boxee if video playback is the only feature in LinuxMCE that you are interested in.
Hi Pigdog, I realize that LinuxMCE is a lot more than that and although I would love to add more but I often worry about a single point of failure besides configuration nightmare that it might entail. Wify will not even go there, if you know my drift.
I did load up XMBC (Not boxee yet) and have to confess that I love it for its simplicity. It appears more stable and FiiRe can eventually be trained after I am trained.
Back to LMCE, the feature I am most addicted to is the the Ken Burn Effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns_Effect
Slide Show automagically when inactive (edge2Edge). I think it is even more useful than DVD playback because for 70 bucks we can buy us a stupid proof dvd player but not this.....
My whole family used to ask me to buy those small wall frames that play slide show but having that same thing and more on a 52" LCD is intoxicating to say the least.
I realize that this software is available to enjoy because of some very passionate & smart people and is light year ahead of many others. But its not for faint hearted people. The general population is looking for something they can "apt-get install LMCE".
I love the use of this product so much for killer combo to jukebox+burnalized slideshow that if it were made apt-get install simple, I feel it will explode in adoption. My 2 cents.
I am considering throwing in my hat to help - even small things like documentation. I will give a second try to 810 ... Thanks for you help and guidance.