I recently bought a 2011 13" base model mbp and like it so much am considering switching my desktop pc out for an iMac. I want to make sure it can double as an htpc as well as my primary desktop computer. I did some googling and see many people are recommending the mac mini for an htpc but I love the look of the iMac and would prefer that if it can do both. I'm aware it doesn't have an hdmi port but I think there are adapters that can fix this problem. Does anyone use their iMac in this way?