My uncle wants to have a media center (not sure if this is the correct term) connected to his TV to store movies on. For example he has a 32" analog TV & surround sound setup he would like to connect to a computer system. He wants to take his DVD movies and store them in the system so he can access the movies from an on-screen interface without needing to swap DVD's constantly. This machine would not be used for anything else other then storing & playing movies on the TV. I've asked around and people have mentioned that it could be done with Windows Vista Premium or Media Center 2005 and a midrange system, but I'm wondering if this could be done with a Mac Mini? Storage space would be an issue but I'm assuming connecting an external hard disk (200-300GB) would handle this. He's trying to keep the price down if possible, but I can see Vista or Windows in general constantly wanting updates (he's on dialup), crashing often, and in some cases just not working as smoothly as a Mac would. He already owns a PC (AMD Athlon 3800+, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD, Windows XP Home) and wants to make this as easy as possible to use. Could he rip his DVD movies to his current computer and sync it with AppleTV somehow? Anyone created something similar to this or have any suggestions? Thanks!