I am considering the mini or an Apple TV (would get the mini when it is updated as I'm not in a hurry). I like the idea of the built in DVD of the mini. I have a 46" sony 1080p :CD flat panel TV that I want to hook it to. I also would like the idea of having a running slide show that would make my TV into a giant photo frame, and I'm guessing that iphoto would work better than whatever picture viewing software is in the apple TV as they will be at full resolution. So, I know the mini costs more, but does the apple TV have any other advantages? I'm assuming the mini will eventually be on the wireless n standard so that streaming rates will be comparable.