Member Since: Sep 14, 2011
Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England, GB
Mac Specs: Not got one, yet...
08-18-2012, 01:56 PM
I was considering buying one of these, as I do watch a lot of streaming media from sites like YouTube / NetFlix / BBC iPlayer / etc. and also a lot of offline digital media downloaded to my computer's harddrive.
However, I then realised, I do already
do this; I have my 1080p HDTV as my desktop computer's monitor - comfortably running at native 1920*1080 resolution - meaning I already can watch content in full HD (when it's available).
So, as neat & good value for what it is as it may be; are there any actual specific benefits to this device vs. a full computer (I have a wireless keyboard & mouse, so the Apple Remote is of only negligible benefit); or is it just
a small, cheap alternative to having to buy a fully-fledged computer to dedicate to one television, unnecessary if one already
has a computer dedicated to one's TV?
Cheers for any insights / relevant experience with the device
For my purposes as an engineering undergraduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), OS X is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!