Since before the MacWorld update I've been considering either buying an AppleTV or using an EyeTV on my iMac. (The problem for me is that my iMac is in the kitchen, 20 ft. away from the nearest coax.) Now that the updates to AppleTV are out I'm still considering both options, but using a Mac Mini instead of the iMac. The way I've thought about it there are some pros and cons to either approach: Apple TV: Pro: $229 Pro: Can download HD rentals Pro: Automatic syncing w/ iTunes Pro: 802.11n Con: no tuner/DVR functionality Con: 40GB hard drive Con: no DVD drive Mac Mini + EyeTV: Pro: tuner/DVR-like functions Pro: DVD drive Pro: actually a full networked computer running OS X Pro: 80GB hard drive Con: $750 Con: 802.11g Con: no HD (iTunes) content And of course there are some unknowns: could I share content between the Mini and iMac? Would it stream well enough over my home's wireless? Is it worth it to pay $200 to watch movies that I can rent by driving half a mile away? Is some solution with a Sling player better? etc. My ideal usage would be a box that I could play DVD's on, rent DVD's on (a la the iTunes store), and use as a Tivo (without buying a Tivo). Going with the ATV seems to leave me out in the cold on the Tivo wish, and going with the Mini seems to leave me out in the cold with HD content. My gut instinct tells me to get the Mini over the ATV but Apple's future looks like it's headed towards the ATV and my wifely unit will be harder to convince that a $700 purchase to watch TV and movies--which we currently do for free, though we gripe about the limitations of both--is worth it. Any other suggestions?