Hopefully someone can help me with a few questions that I have. I was thinking originally of getting a mini to use as a media center (I don't care about DVR stuff or connecting this to cable etc), but then I started thinking about using the Macbook pro for the same thing. I would use the computer hooked up to a 52" LCD (Sharp D62). I would like to have the compute for use for front row, playing DVDs, and generally surfing the net/other computer tasks to use on the big screen. here's why I think the macbook pro would be a better choice: 1) I could use it obviously at other times for a computer on trips and as general use moved around the house. 2) I could eventually hook up an external high def dvd drive when they come down in price as it is powerful enough to do that task where the mini isn't currently 3) Gaming performance would be better (I really only play WoW as that is the only game worth playing) here's some concerns: 1) I'm assuming I could keep the lid closed and have a bluetooth keyboard/mouse 10 ft away and control it. I do not want the lid open and do not want the LCD running when I have it connected to the TV. 2) General efficiancy with heat/etc having a laptop on at all times at least in hibernate mode Really, besides price, can the mini do anything the macbook pro cant? I'm hoping the closed-lid with bluetooth mouse/keyboard thing would work. Thanks!