If you want to build something yourself;
Ri-Vier RVS206A ; 150 euro
Seasonic OEM 400W SS-400L2U 80+ Gold - Modular ; 119 euro
AsRock C2750D4I ; 343 euro
Kingston KVR16N11K2/16 ; 169 euro
And you got yourself a 8-core 2U kick-asss server right there that sips power. Replace the fans to make it...
Tbh, haven't tested this yet with blurays. (except for ripping)
XBMC can play unsecured blurays, and secured blurays can be played while running something like anyDVDHD in the background apparently. It decrypts the streams.
Not sure if there is a linux alternative
At the moment running xbmcbuntu (ubuntu with xbmc installed), and very fond of it. I used Windows 7 and XBMC before, but it wasn't just 'the thing'.
Also tried 8.1 but had issues with a memory leak in higher resolutions and fullscreen mode. Linux is just awesome, updating everything with just...
My Parents' MP Build A XBMC story.
What's the problem?
My parents want a 'one fits all' approach: they want to watch movies & series, watch tv, view images, record all they want and have a nice, little quiet 'black box'. And everything must be commandable by one device; remote, tablet...
FYI, I built a htpc for my parents; quiet/passive, xbmc, 1080p bluray playback and 4 DVB-S2 tuners (tbs 6985) on xbmcbuntu. CPU is an i3 at 3.4Ghz, could have gone with less but wanted to make sure everything stayed smooth when extracting with Sabznd. Mobo was that popular Pro3. Havent really...