At the back (I/O connections) of the motherboard, a HDMI and analog VGA has been fitted. This means something for all HTPC fans. It's no longer necessary to use a DVI to HDMI cable to use the HD standard. Also DRM protected material can cause headaches unless you're using a fully integrated solution. The motherboard is also made in the popular M-ATX format, making it a perfect choice for the media center.
The motherboard is equipped with 4 SATA connections, which should be ok for a home theater. Of course it's possible to add SATA connections via the PCI port if there's room for it in the HTPC case. That kind of case has very limited space for multiple discs.
BIOS: MSI has chosen an American Megatrends BIOS for this motherboard. This is BIOS we know from its blue screen that you could almost call its brand. Even though the motherboard is focused on the DIY user that needs a pc for a home theater, the motherboard has been equipped with a decent BIOS in relation to overclocking. Actually overclocking is no issue.