So my el cheapo home theater system died a couple months ago. Well, actually the DVD player in it died. so we've been without a DVD player for a few months, although we can always pop a DVD into the Mac and watch it.
I finally rigged the Mac audio output through the home theater system (the AUX IN and the amp still work: it's only the physical DVD player that is broken), and I'm using iTunes as my stereo.
I've been going back and forth on whether to replace the DVD player. I finally decided against it. We got rid of the TV this week, and we'll just use the Mac for our entertainment system.
Thoreau would be proud.