Summary: The only thing missing on this Nettop is Boxee. You don't need to download any codecs, just download Boxee and it's ready to go. I have all my media streaming wireless from my Aspire H340 to my ASROCK ION, from pictures to .mkv HD videos. The remote works fine, even can put the pc to sleep/wake up with one button. It runs youtube's hd videos fine.
Generally excellent, with a couple of small mechanical design issues
Computer user, Amazon
9 April 2010
Summary: I bought the 330HT to use as a media center with Linux. I debated whether to get the 330HT-BD (the model with Blu-ray drive) instead of the 330HT (this model with a DVD R/W drive), but decided the extra cost was not worth it as I don't have an HD TV. The unit I received had no operating system installed, which is what I wanted as I have installed Sabayon Linux (which works beautifully on the 330HT) to use XBMC as the media center frontend and Tvheadend as the backend.
Summary: I purchased this nettop with the intention of using the open-source XBMC software as the hub of my home theater. With one notable exception, this computer has worked very well for that purpose. Installing XBMC to the hard drive using the 9.10 Live CD went very well - everything installed without a hitch, and connecting the 330HT to my flatscreen using the HDMI output on the back worked beautifully.