Our own Wayne Dixon wrote an article a couple months back about the pluses and minuses of using a Mac Mini for your media PC. He did an excellent job. Some more dialog was opened up this last week by John Hicks (who just so happens to be my favorite designer at the moment) about using a Mini to connect to your television instead of the AppleTV. He highlights the applications he uses to get all the functionality that is needed for a media computer to work properly. It’s a great article, so instead of rehashing it all here you should just go visit this link .