I am hoping to buy a new computor in Feburuary. I was looking at the Windows Media Center untill my uncle told me to get a Mac. He is a computor programmer, and said he would never get a mac, untill a few months ago. Now he is a mac owner, and loves it. Anyways, I want to make the jump, but need to know if I will be able to do a few things with my Mac, if I get one. The setup I want is a computor in my bedroom. I would love to put the 20" iMac in there. I want a TV tuner connected to it, so I can ditch TVIO and DirecTV. I want to use the computor to record the two shows I watch a week, both broadcast tv shows. Are there third party TV tuners and TV recorders that record my tv shows on my hard drive? My wife loves AOL. I know that AOL has a Mac version, but I tried to look to see what features they have for mac. The features worth paying for is the McAfee firewall and antivirus, Spyware remover, You've Got Pictures, Radio@AOL, and Video@AOL. Are thease features avalable on AOL for Mac? I also want to put a network box next to my TV in the living room so I can stream media to my TV, mostly music and picutes/videos of my baby girl. I looked at the Netgear Wireless Media Player MP115 and the D-Link Wireless Media Lounge. Both of them say that Windows is required. Does that mean that they just wont give technical support to other users, or that the players are not compatable with Mac. I wonder because if they are just networking devices, and Macs have no problem networking with Windows, then maybe it is possible. I also wonder if Apple will do video support for the iPod in the future, or if there is a player similiar to the IRiver PMC 120 that will work with the mac I would love to take videos of my baby girl and carry it with me to show off, or take my TV shows I recorded on my Mac with me so I can watch it when it is convient. If that wont work is there any other ways to get my music and videos onto my TV into my living room? I am sick of windows because it is just to much, and I know that the Windows Media Center is just Windows XP with the media center enhancement, and I would love to ditch Windows, but dont know if a Mac will do what I want it to. I am torn between a nice, sleek, beautiful 20" iMac that I don't know if it will do what I want it to do, and an ugly, overblown, problem prone Windows Media Center that will do what I know will need. Thanks for everyones help.