My scenario - Cut the cable cord. I already have Apple TV hooked up on both TVs. My iMac is currently the "server" feeding both video content from iTunes library. The only piece I'm missing in my no-cable set up is the ability to record live tv. So I was going to get an EYE TV USB stick (and software) to record live TV from the antenna (and eye tv apparently can transcode directly to iTunes) Of course I can get a brand new Mac Mini - but also looking at ebay/etc for alternatives. What do you guys suggest given that this is the ONLY function the Mini will be handling for me. Just record/transcode. And I don't need the transcoding to be super fast. Thoughts?