Hi, I'm going to attempt to set up my house with a mac mini server to take care of DVR, home automation, and phone service. I've been doing a lot of research in the forums here and other places, but was hoping someone could answer a few of my questions. Basically, I would like to take a mac mini and connect and EyeTV 250+ to it and record from my digital cable. I understand I need an IR blaster for it to change the channels on the digital cable box. 1. Is the IR blaster reliable? 2. Do I also need El Gato's Turbo.264 to convert for Apple TV (to be used in another room to view recorded shows)? 3. Will it stream to Apple TV from the mini's hard drive? 4. Can I set it up to automatically convert and send recordings to iTunes by default, or must I check that option every time I set a recording? 5. Will the onscreen tv listings interface allow me to set options for recording, or will it take me to the standard eyetv interface to set options? 6. Is there a 30 second skip button or an automatic commercial advance? 7. It TitanTV the only way to remotely schedule recordings? I think that's it for now. Thanks to anyone who can help me with these.