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I've been looking to get a Mac and I've been looking at different possibilities.

I'd be using the computer primarily in my bedroom, which coincidently doesn't have a desk, so I was hoping for a laptop. Unfortunately, I can only really afford a refurb Mac Mini. I've been looking at using a KVM switcher to set it up next to my PC, but I feel it's kind of inefficient to have two computers right next to eachother and only be able to use one at a time.

So I was thinking, I have a TV in my bedroom. Would it be possible to hook the Mac Mini up to it and use my wireless keyboard and mouse?

Also, would it be practical? Would I get as good a picture as I would on a normal computer screen,

What would I need, and what would it cost?
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what size is the tv screen first off, its surely possible, but depending on th ehardware the picture might look wierd
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what size is the tv screen first off, its surely possible, but depending on th ehardware the picture might look wierd
13 inches is the nicer, newer one, but I have a 17 inch in the basement that I could probably bring up. It's nowhere near as nice though.
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You just need a mini dvi to rca adapter. the only thing is that the tv might not have a good enough resilution for the mac to look good. im not a tv expert so i have no clue if this is true, but thats my guess!

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I say go for a refurbished/used eMac instead.

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Also, would it be practical?
No, the image quality would be so bad that you might as well not bother.
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No, the image quality would be so bad that you might as well not bother.

I agree, I tried this with a PC, and you can't read text, everything is fuzzy, and it gives me headaches. Just save up and get an ibook.
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TV screens don't need as many pixels as computer screens so even with the bigger screen everything will look blurred and out of focus. However if you got the mac mini a TV card and a monitor then it will improve watching TV as the image would be much sharper. :cool:
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