And note that audiophile electronics was and remains my first love and my ASUS ITX-220 ITX box running Win7 Home works just fine in my HT system. And while my Onkyo based HT system may not be considered "high-end", it is not entry-level either. I totally disagree. A simple check of Task Manager shows that is not the case and this is why streaming audio and video throughout a house is not that difficult. Now conversion and editing is another story but simply "playing
" audio or video can be done in the background. I will also note that MUCH of the graphics processing is done by the GPU, not CPU and it takes very little CPU horsepower or Windows resources to hand off graphics tasks - this is exactly why your ATOM and my ASUS HT, or TorrentG's P4 systems are able to work fine in HT setups.