Hulu Streaming, Boxee, it's hard to beat a simple HTPC connected to your main TV. Here are some of the choices: The Dell Zino HD is the newest of the bunch, and starts with the lowest price tag of $229, though probably incapable of large screen HD video.
The Acer AspireRevo is a slick looking HTPC based on the same Nvidia Ion chip set as the Dell Zino and costs between $350 to $450. The Dell has more configuration options.
The lesser known AsRock also packs a NVIDIA's Ion graphics technology and starts at $350.00 (available at Newegg). It's design is less refined, but it packs the same features as the other bunch, including a remote control option which the Zino currently lacks.
And finally the Mac Mini, which begins at a steep $599, packs desktop class graphics, a larger hard drive and built in wireless. Unfortunately, still no option for Blu-ray.
(Top Image: Klaas Jan Guchelaar)