I put the motion to the floor of the House yesterday, 'I want a new Mac Mini waaagh!' After some stimulating debate from both Benches, the Chancellor of the Exchequer very firmly denied the motion. Epic fail! Truth is, we already have an Apple TV we picked up for $200 (AU) which is set-up running XBMC and using NAS boxes and shares from my iMac. It works a treat, my 5 year old can work it, as can the Chancellor, it's been a sure-fire winner. I assembled the White Paper: 'I want a Mac Mini Waaagh' because I would love that extra functionality to torrent on it and to run HD content (to our non-HD screen lol - 720p) but bottom line is that it will cost 5 times as much, $1000, to buy a Mac Mini and it just wasn't happening. Just thought I'd share that eventful moment of my life for others preparing Papers, you might want to get some more ammunition as the economics just don't add up on Mac Mini as HTPC, not compared to TV. And, I know the Mac Mini is much more than an TV but in terms of function, it was nowhere near to justify the massive added cost. Denied! Now where's my Guy Fawkes mask gone?