I am looking at a 2010 Mac Mini as a first mac, but in the past i have heard that apple blacklisted ram in an attempt to force people to upgrade through them, is this true? I would like to buy the mini with 2gb and then immediately upgrade to 4gb or maybe even 8gb since thats only about $50-$100 in real life. Can I go with any DDR3-1066 Laptop Memory? Also, is 8gb even necessary for most people, I plan on using it to either play 1080p content off of its own hdd or off of a NAS using XMBC. Nothing else to crazy as its just going to be hooked up to my TV. Does the 2010 Mini have an IR reciever so that it can be controlled with a remote? Thanks a lot everyone! EDIT: Nevermind I found out it does have an IR port in the manual online, Apples spec page doesnt mention it.