the only experience i have with it is on my og xbox that i modded. But im building a media center pc. I had a few questions. and they are easily the most important. 1. does xbmc have the ability to play bluray? 2. can you install xbmc (like on the og xbox) as a standalone OS on a HTPC? do i need to use it as a "player"? i want to keep expense and overhead/powerconsumtion down. so id rather not run it ontop of an os. but if i have to i suppose i could just ramp up the components.