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Mac media center in the works?

Mac media center in the works?

The always fascinating Think Secret Web site has tongues wagging with its prediction that an upcoming Mac Mini will have a full range of media center functions, including TiVo-style DVR capabilities. The latest iMac G5 already has a media center interface, called Front Row, for playing back media files with the included mini remote control, but it lacks DVR functionality and has a limited feature set, at least compared to Microsoft's Media Center operating system.

This Think Secret report says, "Specifics surrounding Front Row 2 and Apple's DVR application are limited at this point, although sources with knowledge of the project have dubbed the latter a TiVo-killer." The diminutive Mac Mini seems perfect for living-room use, so color us interested.