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  1. #1
    How can I watch tv on it?

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    How can I watch tv on it?
    Well, I live in england and want to turn my mac mini into an entertainment pc. I was going to get a 32" LCD TV and then dual boot vista home premium and watch TV on it (somehow) unless there are any programs which plays tv in OSX.

    I would want to watch freeview though, what ways can I do this? Would I simply have to buy a tv with built in freeview tuner or is there any other way?

    And what do I do about speakers? There is only a headphone slot on the mini mac, am I limited to 2.1 speakers?

    Also, what cable would I need from the mac to the TV?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to Mac-Forums, niko-time!

    For multi-channel audio, you would need an external sound card (not the M-Audio internal cards shown in this link).

    As for the TV questions you ask, I can give you links and let you figure it out. TV system here is not the same as in the UK:

    Miglia's Digital TV and Analog TV devices. The CenterStage Project has a webpage with info/links to various TV Tuners (that webpage contains a lot of ElGato products... here's a more direct link/info to ElGato Systems). I've looked at the CenterStage Project and it seems to do the contrary of what you want i.e. it sends to a TV the movies and videos you have stores on your Mac to a TV.

    This post by Aptmunich might interest you as well.

    Hope this helps. :girl:

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    How can I watch tv on it?

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    Thanks for the reply

    The tubestick looks brilliant! Looks absolutely perfect for what I need it for. I sent them an email about it and shall await their reply.

    For external sound cards, which are any good? Sound is quite an important feature to me, I would like to have a 5.1 setup

    Thanks for the help

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    Griffin makes good stuff so I would tend to trust them.

    I don't have the Firewave but here is a Review - Griffin FireWave from MacObserver and here's the FireWave product page.

    Here's another review by Home Theater

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    How can I watch tv on it?

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    Perfect again! Thanks!

    Now all I need to do is find a nice large tv which will work with my mini mac. What cables and things will I need for it?

    What else would I need say I bought this one: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=511&subcat= ?

    Cheers

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    Somebody else will have to come in here 'cause that is beyond what I know. Sorry. :girl:

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    How can I watch tv on it?

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    Don't worry, you've been a great help

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    if you bbought that tv and your mac mini had the mini-dvi plug get the mini-dvi to regular dvi converter and you can connect it hi def that way. tehre are dvi to hdmi converters you can buy to hook it up via the 1 hdmi post it say it has.

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    How can I watch tv on it?

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    Would that be HD?

    Thanks for the help

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    Why would you need a external sound card? Doesn't the mac mini support multi channel output via its optical ouptut?

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    free online tv channels, music, news, sport, movies
    http://live-tv-channels.com/ is a great live tv portal, movie sharing and search engine.

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