+ 0 Votes Well MKV Charles Bundy May 5, 2013 at 4:44am PST Is just a container framework, so hard to judge performance w/o knowing how the AV content is encoded. I started with a win 7 media center PC, but eventually went DLNA and client/server using Concevia's Mezzmo. Lots of control over transcoding to various devices like Apple TV, Xbox, Tablet, et-al. My personal favorite player on my network is Sony's SMP-N200 followed closely by Western Digital's TV Live media player. The only reason I would suggest staying with media center is live TV recording support. Hope this helps!