Our ears are extremely sensitive to computer fan noise—freak clapping accident, don't ask— so Acer's new living room friendly Aspire Idea 500 makes PC specs available without all the PC noise.
Inside, there's an Intel Core DUO T2300, which will handle all your recording and encoding needs with power left to spare. Then there's the 1 GB of RAM, DVD DL burner, 250 GB hard disk, 802.11 b/g, flash card reader, HDMI/DVI/SVideo/Component/Composite out and 7.1 channel audio.
All this and a happy nag free (get that damn computer out of my living room!) wife could be yours for a mere $1,700.