Since I always hear Mini used as HTPC, I thought I'd display my ignorance of the topic. (It may be easier to just point me to an HTPC for beginners thread but there may be a quick answer ) Our viewing is strictly from DVR, real time and Netflix streaming in that order. Not really any other modes. I have never used TV to dislpay computer pictures. I sometimes use computer to play Pandora, but no music library of my own I'd care to tap into. I recently acquired my 2012 Mini (specs in signature). By definition does an HTPC need to be dedicated to the HT, of can your everyday computer also easily be used for HTPC benefits as well? Mini is connected to my Wi-Fi router (across the room) via ethernet. Living room BD player connected to Wi-Fi router via ethernet (current Netflix stream method) Bedroom Apple TV (2?) connected to Wi-Fi router via ethernet (current Netflix stream method) Living room has Xfinity HD DVR XG1-A, Bedroom has Xfinity RNG-150N box Modem: TM822G Motorola AVR Denon 2313 Ci Remember, you were warned of my 'Dummy' status up front. PS. the Mini's drives are not fused. I have a 3 TB USB 3.0 external drive w/ 6 partitions connected to the Mini.