Thread: Mac Mini for Home Theatre?
07-26-2007, 12:47 PM #1
Mac Mini for Home Theatre?
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- Jul 26, 2007
I am brand new here becuase I was finally driven over the edge by my PC and I now have a MacBook on the way and was looking into getting a MacMini to keep in my home theatre console, although I am not sure it meets my requirements.
I built my PC so I have no problems modifying hardware or installing components.....
I am looking for a way to stream music and video from my home based "server" to my TV and surround sound, I know apple has the AppleTV deal but I dont have widescreen so that's out, plus I would like to be able to install a bigger harddrive and use it as a DVR then I could pull the captures off and burn them to DVD on my "server"
Anyone have an opinion on this or other options I should investigate?
Thanks ahead of time.
07-26-2007, 01:41 PM #2
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- Jan 18, 2006
- G4 Cube
123MacMini.com has a small HTPC section:
AVS Forums has a great Mac HTPC section: (check out the Stickied topics there!)
A list of various Media Center software for Mac:
Elgato makes the great EyeTV Tivo-style software as well as hardware for both SD and HD recording:
Keyspan makes some nice remotes:
Lacie makes some great external hard drives:
Newer Technology makes some great external hard drives that match the Mini: (up to a Terabyte!)
FreeNAS is an excellent file server operating system: (my uptime is 22 days, ever since I installed it in my network closet!)
http://www.freenas.org/Mac Sites - down for reconstruction
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