I received the go ahead to purchase a "techie" gift from my wife this holiday, but decided a family techie gift might be just what we needed.  This was before Lenovo's Horizon announcement, so we have the IdeaCenter A720 and a custom coffee table made from a friend of the family (who said he is willing to build others in the Chicagoland area...).

Media Center, Windows 8 and a new Tivo app (to watch recorded Television from the family XL4) are all setup.  I wasn't certain how well received this would be with a lot of family visiting us over the holidays...

Interest must be based on age...

because my youngest nephew seemed to really enjoy this setup!  Now if I can just get people to stop referring to it as "the big iPad"!