Summary: First off, I hav built many full scale kick your butt computers. This was my first HTPC build, I did the research and decided to go with this motherboard due to the HDMI and SPDIF hook ups. Everything went flawless..The only complaint if any I have is the Blu-Ray wont work.
Summary: Used this motherboard for my first HTPC. Really happy with the end result so far. Booted up the first time with no issues. Pros: Built in video chip is sufficient to play movies at 1080p so no additional video card is required if that's all you're going to use it for.
Summary: This is a nice board for not-so-much money. It has all the I/O ports and options I wanted, plus a BIOS that lets you tune everything in sight. You can download the manual in .PDF form and use that information to vet memory choices and such.
Summary: The Asus LGA 1156/ Intel H55/ DDR3 2133OC- mATX Motherboard P7H55-M Pro worked great for building my HTPC. It has sufficient ports with one exception to not having support for firewire which I really didn't need for HTPC use.