Tried asking this question on the AppleTV Home Theatre forum, but had no response. Thought you Mac Mini guys might have a better idea. I currently have a 2006 iMac that runs EyeTV (utilising netstream) to record live television and then streams to AppleTV(1st Gen) (and XBMC). A couple of the issues with the current setup is that it is awkward to do live pause, and it takes a while for a recorded show to become available on iTunes. Other than that it all works pretty well. I have been intending to upgrade to add a Mac Mini (2011) attached directly to the TV and take over as the EyeTV recording machine. This would fix the two issues and would provide support for other digital streams such as iView etc. But I have been wondering whether I should just replace the iMac with the 2011 version and get Apple TV2 and use the AirPlay facilities to provide live pause, and hope that other digital streams will be covered by other hacks or airplay in the future. Any thoughts?