As above: Has anybody hacked their Wii... Not for any High Seas Chicanery but for the home-brew channel. I have avoided doing it for more than a year out of fears of bricking it but recently a rather easy soft mod has developed that is supposedly idiot proof (it must be 'cos I managed).
The main reason I went ahead was to get a media centre. I don't own a PS3 or X-box and was considering a purchase purely to stream media from my PC. I play all my games on PC so thought this was an expensive option (especially as I was eyeing off a new GFX card and PSU)
After a fairly painless process that took about 20 minutes I could wirelessly stream media from my PC to my Wii plus as an added bonus run emulators for games not yet on VC
easy step by step with pics:
Hack Your Wii For Homebrew Without Twilight Princess | Lifehacker Australia
once done add the "home brew browser" to the home brew channel to add a media player (I recommend MPlayer-CE) and while your at it add DOOM and QUAKE for a bit of fun...
If you dont have a classic controller avoid the BootLoader as this is unnecessary unless you want to back up your Wii discs for faster load times
apologies if this contravenes any rules and regs