I have always like the idea of being able to sit on my couch and browse the Internet on my 65" display. I have toyed around with the idea of buying an HTPC. However, I own a very expensive Tivo (that I love), and an Oppo Blu-ray player that excels in loading and playback. There is no need for me to buy a full HTPC that will record TV shows or play back Blu-rays. Just don't need it. However, I could certainly use a device that would allow me to surf the Internet, download and use applications (including office products) and share/play videos across my network. Since I am a Mac user, I figured that perhaps, a Mac Mini would be the perfect product. From my understanding, it has an HDMI output for audio and video. With a wireless keyboard and trackpad, I could surf the Internet, work on Office applications and play videos. Just wondering what you guys think of going this route. One last question... On a plasma display, where IR is always a concern, do you think this is a bad idea since the operating system would have static images on screen for long periods of time.