Sure it has been given a glancing suggestion in the rumor mill that the Mac Mini is really "convergence central", but, practically, how might this work? And what will it cost? Besides buying the Mini Mac with a Gig of Ram and a SuperDrive, that would easily double the cost (a move I feel necessary, arguments welcome), I think it would be good to have Bluetooth and WiFi as well, for wireless keyboarding, and fewer cables. And of course a monitor (This house has no HD ready monitors or tuners YET). iLife '05 will have iMovie with the "Magic iMovie" feature, which could build on making a DVR of the mini mac, you will still need an el Gato EyeTV type device to pull in program Guides and tune channels and pump it into firewire or USB 2 as a DV signal. You are still kind of getting expensive for a DVR/DVD burning combo, although it is also everything else a Mac can be. I thought if Apple really wanted to sell the device as a media center, they would provide some sort of program guide for free (or perhaps part of a dot mac sub) and toss a TV tuner onto the video card. So maybe toss this into the equation, for a house that doesn't have HDTV yet, and price a mac based home entertainment center that surfs. HDTV monitor (any size, lets say 20 to thirty inches to keep things affordable) SuperDrive One Gig Ram Mini Mac HDTV tuner with firewire HDV signal out. A set of speakers (again, think nice but cheap) Keyboard and Mouse of choice (wired okay, but less practical) TVGuide scheduling service Web Access can even be 56k modem based. How do you do this, dreamers? And how much would it cost?