The new Mac mini -- with Front Row 2.0 and DVR?

Mac mini

It's on ThinkSecret, which means, of course, that we can't verify the information or its source, but now the rumor on top of the pile for things we might see at Macworld in January is that the Mac mini will be given a second life as a Front Row 2.0-bearing digital media hub — complete with DVR features. Apparently it'll also be an Intel Mac, and feature an iPod dock, in addition to receiving a larger (physically and logically) 3.5-inch drive — all of which would undoubtedly result in a more corpulent Mac mini. There are a lot of things we could (but won't) get into here, but we would like to take a moment to say that if Apple did want to get their foot in the door to the living room really quick n' easy, an Intel Mac mini + Front Row + DVR + iPod dock would be the way to do it. In fact, the only thing they'd probably have to worry about would be the low-margin mini really cannibalizing thes sales of their non-Intel, non-DVR higher-margin iMac and Power Mac products (at least for the time being). But again, this is all unconfirmed, so we'll ease up on ya.

[Thanks, Dave]