ive always wanted to set up a media center mac, but even after researching for what seems like the longest time im still unsure. i currently have a macbook, and old ibook g4 whose hard drive just went up. I have stuff on an external hard disk now and will be getting more eventually. Im just not sure what to get to run the system. choices are: iMac (g4, g5, intel), or mac mini. while i like the idea of front row on my tv, i dont think id like for the tv to be my only choice of display. thats why im looking into imacs,so i could set up a media kiosk of sorts. and with the kiosk idea ive always loved the imac g4 design. i also would like to be able to utilize front row too. which is why the intel macs appeal bc of the built in ir. would i be better off going with a mini with video out split, to the the tv and a video display or an imac?