Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while and generally see very good advice about HTPC Mac setups. i was hoping someone has a quick opinion about this. I want to buy a Mac Mini to set up as a media center with my (reasonably high end) HDTV and home theater system. I am considering bidding on a Mac Mini C2D 1.83 GHz with 2G RAM and 80G hard drive for this purpose. My questions are... 1) Is about $450 a good price (includes peripherals)? 2) Will this machine have issues playing 1080p video? 3) Will this machine be able to pass through 5.1 AC3 or DTS to my receiver via optical out? (note that for this and previous question i want to use Plex/Boxee as my front end) 4) What are people's comments about waiting for a mini refresh? I figure I could wait until maybe ~ March. People think a refresh is probable in that timeline? Thanks for the input. Sorry if these questions have been previously answered.