Name's Iain and I live in the UK. I'm new here, and I'm new to Macs. I was given an old G4 450Mhz (blue and grey) with Mac OS 9 installed and no mouse or keyboard. I'm pleased to say that it's now working fine with a new Sony DVDROM, two IBM Deskstar HDDs (totalling 80GB) and an additional 128MB of memory cannibalised from an old Pentium/2 PC I built. I've even installed OS X Panther (after a bit of a fight getting the damn box to boot off of the new DVD). Anyway, I love this machine! What can I say? OS X rocks my world. At 450MHz, the machine is still quick (as quick as my 1GHz Pentium-based laptop), which is nice. It's now my workstation of choice -- even though I remain an ardent fan of Linux, especially for server applications. I can see why Mac fans enjoy their machines so much. Now I have a question: my wife and I have decided that watching 2 hours of telly per week total (Green Wing and Will & Grace) is probably not a great justification for (a) our annual £110 licence fee, and (b) having a TV, VCR and DVD player hogging one whole corner of our lounge -- it's a fricking eyesore! We've decided to reclaim that corner and are looking to buy an entertainment PC we can use as a music centre, home theatre, internet connection and (possibly) games console or a means to connect my XBOX to something. It is a question, honestly... I was think Hush Technologies PC, but the very thought of another bout of Windows sickens me to the core, while the thought of a Linux build (though more pleasing to the soul) may just turn my hair grey. Nah! I'm thinking Mac with nice wide 30-inch (?) display on the wall where the mirror is. I love iTunes and the DVD player is neat and works well. My point is: can anyone recommend a decent setup and can I connect the XBOX (SVHS) to it? Also, are the modern macs quiet, or can they be made quieter? Anyway, nice to be here. Jobs is a god, and he made a Mac lover out of me Tally ho! Iain.