Yeah, the problem with the pulse box is its complaints towards over heating on there forums - that could be a big issue for me especially fan getting loud etc.. Plus atleast with the Assassin units i can customise it to my liking and even include a bluray drive in it which could prove useful for 3D movies. I also came across this device: Egreat R300 Egreat R300 3D Full HD 1080p HDMI 1.4 Blu-Ray ISO Media Player Realtek 1186 WIFI | eBay It seems like the perfect companion, seems to handle everything - all types of media including 3d and hd audio. Any thoughts of this? It seems powerful enough to run anything and at an amazingly low price also! Let me know what you think.