Thanks to Frank’s suggestion I recently Hacked an Apple TV with XBMC and Boxee. I must admit that its and eloquent solution to a higher resolution XBMC but I’m a bit disappointed with the 720 limitations of the Apple TV and no GIGABIT Ethernet. Here is a machine that I purchased for a great price and modified with a Patirot SSD 32 gig hardrive. I decided after a few experiments, not to load XBMC and UMBUTU on the machine, but instead load XP and Media Portal. I find myself really missing the networking utils, the ripping utils and other “windows’ compression tools so Ive decided to to back to the HTPC instead of the upscaled XBMC.
I love this new box for its built in HDMI out and Digital audio out on the motherboard.. The Wireless keyboard mouse, although kinda cheesy, works reall great. Cgheck out http://www.neurostechnology.com/