Today, I wanted to finish copying all of our music files to our Mac mini. I wanted to watch some TV while I was doing this, so I wanted to use VNC to control the Mac mini. Apple has a built in VNC server, and here are some instructions on how to set it up.
One thing that I found out is that the built-in VNC server doesn't support any of the efficient encodings. It looks like it only supports the Raw encoding. On my mini that has it display set to 1920 x 1080i with Millions of colors, it is too slow, even on my home network.
I am now using OSXvnc. It supports all known encodings, except Ultra. Now I can control my Mac Mini, without it being dreadfully slow.