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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

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I was thinking of getting Mini Mac and using it for a Media Centre. Just wondering if anyone has done this? It also doesn't say if it supports blue tooth or a wireless keyboard? I know I can get a unit to do the job, but want it very basic, and not to much clutter.

I was going to get Apple TV, and put it on my HDTV, but if the Mini does it then I'm happy to spend the extra money, oh and does it come with a HDMI connection.

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The Mac mini is going to be my next media center computer. And I am going to use it with: Plex Media Center for OS X

Check that application out, it is really nice

The Mac mini doesnt come with an HDMI port but Mini Display Port. You can buy an adapter for that so you can connect it to your TV.

I made a little video of plex here: YouTube - Plex Media Center Review

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I use my Mini for a media center and Time Machine host. It works fine with a HDMI adapter. I use plain old Front Row and/or boxee for the media access. Thus far, there hasn't been the need for anything other than a wireless Mighty Mouse. Any typing I need to do I use desktop sharing and my MBP.
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It comes with a Mini-DVI port and a Mini DisplayPort interface. I am using the Mini-DVI adapter that came with it along with a DVI > HDMI cable.
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thanks for your info and reply everyone, its been a great help
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Apple - Mac mini - Tech Specs - Explore every Mac mini detail, inside and out.

It's right there in the specs. Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR. Every Intel Mini has had Bluetooth.
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