Guilty as charged M'am.
No I did not set out to but a media center (just hate the American spelling, but that's another thing) but bought it purely because the price was right.
I got an HP pavillion with an AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+, 1Gb DDR memory, 200 GB hard drive, DVD drive, DVD writer(+/-R, +/-RW, 16x max speed anddouble layer), NVidia geoforce FX550 with 256MB video memory.
It also has a 9 in 1 memory card reader, wireless 802.11,Tv and FM radio tuner card with remote control and a wireless keyboard and mouse. All this for less than £400.
It was too good to turn down. Of course it was not exactly brand spanking new, it was a factory reconditoned machine but it came is a nice big box and had no visible marks on the case and it has a one year warranty, and so far seems to be working fine.