I'm after an HTPC but don't really know much about them. I don't want anything for gaming, not into that, but I do have a lot of 1080 video that I want to play. At the minute, I have a samsung tv with dlna but its rubbish so I'm giving up and just want an actual computer to play the video and plug it directly into my tv with hdmi. I also have a lot of music so would like a decent manager for that. Do HTPCs have built in amps or will I need to connect speakers through my existing amp? So my question is, are there any good pre-built HTPCs or do I have to build one myself? I don't currently have a 3d tv but I would imagine I will before long so would like to future-proof for that. Also, my laptop is pretty rubbish too so I was hoping to use the htpc for most normal stuff too and just remote desktop to it. Is that appropriate or would I be better to get a cheap netbook for other stuff? If a self build is the best option, can anyone point me towards some decent sites that have suggested component lists? Thanks!