I am planning on buying a mini to use as an "always-on" PC in my Home Theatre setup. Note: not as an HTPC. I just want it to be a "Server" so that ATV can access files from a networked drive, when my main PC is off - as I understand it can't read directly from an NAS device, it needs an iTunes client. I'll also use it as a network bridge. And finally couple of questions. 1) AnyDVD HD is not made in any way shape or form for Mac OS. What's a good alternative for a HD decrypter? 2) How well does the Mini fare in encoding tasks with Handbrake? If I were to upgrade to either 2.53 CPU, or 4GB RAM which would see the most significant performance increase, and, in your opinion - worth the extra cash? 3) Will the Mini happily drive a 1920x1080 display? Thanks, Mac Newbie here, but I'm an advanced Win user, just about getting my head around Linux, and I've always loved Mac's, but never had one. A Mini seems like a good excuse, provided it can do a job for me at the same time.