It's not a new thread I know but having searched through this forum, a lot of threads end a few months ago which means either: A/ Anyone that's used a mini mac for HTPC is dead happy with it. or B/ They've taken advantage of it's miniscule size and toe poked it out of the nearest window! Well, despite my love hate relationship with MCE2005, I'm convinced that the only way to go in the living room (and bedroom) for a truly fullfilling AV experience is via a computer. So being very fortunate enough to be able to afford to do this, I've ordered myself a mini mac to try out what this minimal and mostly silent computer can do. I've had size issues with my HTPC, it's huge but worst of all is the depth. It wont fit any of the 3 AV units I've got for instance. So even with a rats nest of USB boxes and cables, I'm at least looking forward to it fitting one of my units. So can I ask for any comments from those that have had theirs up and running for a while please (mini mac that is)? Aside from any software issues, I note the almost total lack of mac enabled Digital TV tuner apart from one (forgot the name) which is best part of £250 and in order to get a digital audio out (SPDIF) I've yet to come across a USB sound device to use (although I'm not sure where to look on the web - and what a shame that I have a creative USB soundblaster device with SPDIF in and out that cannot apparently be used with a mac). I suspect these issues will be solved at some time but any help at the moment would be gratefully received. My brother has only used macs for the past few years and is convinced I'll be saying how I wished I bought one years ago. Then again, he's a 40 year old hippy Cheers, Jon.