Looks like it would make a great HTPC, I'm using my full tower monster right now and as long as it's hibernating it only draws a watt, but surfing right now it's using 245.
It does great at capturing my shows and playing games and things but a bit large and overkill just as a TV tuner/capture box.
External large hard drives are pretty cheap and that's what I use, or pull the drive out and plunk it in here.
Got three big externals in service, one a nice USB3 2tb with the better warranty from Western Digital so I just keep adding drives as they fill up and this one was 80 bucks on Best Buys eBay site with in store pickup so I paid and had it home in a couple of hours.
We have a Frys here about 20 miles away so could do that IF I had the money right now.
Hope somebody here gets one and lets us know how it is.