Unfortunately, there is no Apple Remote included in the box with the new Mac mini, so you will have to shell out another $19 for it. For TV capabilities on the Mac mini you can add a USB tuner, like the EyeTV Hybrid for $149, or install Understudy (Hulu and Neflix in FrontRow) to complement the built-in Apple Front Row, and you got yourself a complete multimedia center for less than $1,000.
Do you think the new Mac mini is good alternative for a living room computer? What other features are missing? Sound off in the comments.