The first time I saw a system connected to an HDTV for nothing but Videos, was 2001 or so, it was a great system, built into a console and the guy had remotes for everything. May have had a Haupage tuner in there as well. It as XP, that was back when an 800mb DivXviD file was the best you could get, he had thousands of tv shows and movies, and of course the DivX version of The Matrix.

Now it is common to see Blu-Rays ripped to 1080p and the files aren't less than 30 GB heh