Originally Posted by GreddyGo
Have tried all that you listed (except option D), have to say, WMC 7 w/ MediaBrowser running a good theme & MediaCentre Master doing all the Meta-Data is pretty flawless on my system.
I just couldn't get "comfortable" with XBMC, didn't sit right with me.... weird..
Same here. I tried XBMC. I actually have it installed along with the XBMC add-on for WMC. However, I just find Media Browser to be much easier to navigate. XBMC is snazzier but 7MC + Media Browser feels more like a set-top box which is a necessity for my parents.
MediaPortal, last time I tried it, it crashed every few seconds (that was way back in 2007 or 2008, I think). Alas, I haven't had the opportunity to try it again.