I have the base 27 inch iMac right now but have been thinking about selling it because work went dry a few months after I bought it and am in need of cash this holiday season. I am thinking of picking up a base Mac mini and just hooking it up to a tv so that I can at least have a computer... Besides the normal basic email/word processing uses I tend to download a fair bit of hd tv shows that I convert to watch on Apple TV and on my iPhone. I do some light video editing once in a while using final cut but haven't really done too much as of late. Will it be a major downgrade for me or is the base Mac mini not too bad for my purposes.