Planning to do a direct comparison between the two. However..... but ....... well things never go smoothly eh? ..... I'm not used to the mac so can anyone tell me if a mac mini is compatable with a widescreen LCD via DVI input? Before I get 'yes,it should do as it's got a DVI connection', let me explain the query. First connected to a 4:3 lcd monitor, via DVI, no problem at all. Detected the monitor and set the resolution, refresh rate etc ... spot on. Connected to a 27" LCD only via VGA and I thought it detected that OK (but in retrospect, I can't be sure) the TV picture was true 16:9 so it must have I guess. Now connecting via DVI to a 32" LCD (no, I don't live in a TV shop, I've just been shopping a lot recently) and it's detected it as 800x600 at 75hz, which was the first shock (and shouting at the mini mac "It's a widescreen TV you idiot" strangely doesn't make a bit of difference) When I go into preferences (in XP it would be control panel) and go to displays, the only resolutions are 4:3 ones. There is a detect monitor button but appears to have little effect. Could it be that it's detected 4:3 screens first via DVI and needs some sort of reset to detect other types of display or is it that it simply doesn't support widescreen displays? (which I would find mighty odd if that was the case). BTW the twinhan USB alpha TV card works a treat with both XP and Macs. In fact it's so small, you can plug one end into your USB socket and the other end of it plugs into the aerial. For those old enough and who used to smoke, it's about the size of a packet of 10 No. 6 cigarettes (or cadets). I'll write up a bit more once some kind person has pointed me in the right direction with my query. Thanks, Jon.