Can A Thecus NAS Replace Your HTPC?
Perhaps I'm in a minority here, but I feel like Thecus has got this the wrong way around. There are no shortages of okay/good/excellent devices that you can put under the TV, but there is a critical shortage of hardware that can handle CC-encrypted broadcasts. In fact, the only way to receive this is basically to have a full WMC-enabled HTPC under the TV - with either a tuner built in or talking to a HDHR Prime-type device. I would welcome with open arms, any NAS provider that either offered compatibility with the HDHR or other similar (perhaps USB-connected?) tuner to do the heaving lifting of encoding/streaming to a locally connected client, even perhaps the built-in DLNA client on most TVs.
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -Richard Cook