Not for the faint of heart, Niveus' new Media Centers are the Rolls Royce of HTPCs. The Vista-based machines bring HDMI output to your PC along with the a next gen HD DVD drive that allows the system to deliver 1080p playback. PVR-wise, the machine will be one of the first PCs to support CableCARDs from your cable company, letting you record TV without the need for a set-top box. All very tempting, but make sure to bring your plastic to the store, as the machines will start at $3,499 (Rainier Edition) as of today.

Press Release [Niveus]