If you are looking for a home theater PC, this processor should be considered.
After growng dependant on my Media Center PC to record all my TV shows, I realized my system was drawing a lot of power. Leaving a machine running 24x7 was a concern.
This CPU only draws 45 watts. I combined this with the gigabyte 780G chipset motherboard. I bought a LG HD-DVD/Blu-ray combo drive and with Arcsoft Total Media theater, I can now watch HD-DVD's and Blu-ray's thru one system, as well as record all my TV shows. Checking on the performance the CPU never climbs over 50% utlization while decoding HD content.