Yeah I considered it as well as a stand alone streaming media playing device.
But I also want to replace my PC because it is 6 years old and I get frustrated every time I start multiple programms.
The thing is that I do not want another device next to my TV (or near it).
Update.... I just checked the Acer thing and it is quite interesting. Too bad there is no information in this forum concerning that in combination with the PMS software. Or if the support for MKV means that the server will decode and send the right signal to the PS3.
Besides that I am still curious for the answers to the first questions