After giving it some more thought I think I will go with emulation on my HTPC for the time being. Shame as I love my real Amiga but it's not practical to use with my set up and I have nowhere else to put it.
Time to have another play with WinUAE then. It's been years since I've used it, so I might find it better than I remember.
Just need to look into getting some sort of arcade stick or 9 pin joystick to USB adapter I think and it should be happy days.
@mfilos I've just noticed dharma is now classed as the current stable release so I am upgrading from v9 now.