"compact, but dont buy the keyboard!"4.0 starson by Emilys dad
Pros: ive had my jiv for about 2 weeks great machine
Cons: dont waste your time buying the multimedia keyboard
Summary: The jiv mini is a great computer! Small and very portable. I got mine with the multimedia keyboard which is ironically based on old IR technology despite the fact that the jiv has bluetooth capability. The IR keyboard has to be in visual line of sight with the jiv to transmit signal. The concept of integrating a nubby mouse onto the keyboard is a thoughtful addition but navigating the nubby is extremely painful - in frustation i went back to my ms bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Overall, ive been very happy with the jiv it provides another tivo like source to record tv programs and its great for my daughter with her Dora games. Pair this up with a 50" plasma using your plasmas RGB port and your stylin. Incidentally, I tried to attach the jiv to a DVI to HDMI port and the best resolution I could get was 720x480 - which blows! Thank God Vizio has a RGB input now its cranked to 1300x720. I'd be cautious if your only input is HDMI. Theres also a s video output port which i would never use anyway because of its lower quality in video output.