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Mac mini to HDTV
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Jul 24, 2008, 05:07 PM
So I am basically waiting for the next version of the Mac mini.

What can I use it for when streaming to my Sony Bravia 42" HDMI connection HDTV?

Do I have to do a lot out of the box? Or is it just DVI that puppy up and go?
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Jul 24, 2008, 08:25 PM
You'll need a DVI to HDMI cable; they're about $10 at Newegg.

Plug it in and go... just like any other computer.
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Jul 25, 2008, 12:18 AM
Plug it in and go...thats what I like about mac.

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Jul 29, 2008, 01:37 AM
If you go to htguys.com. One of the guys uses a few mac minis for his home theater setup.
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Jul 29, 2008, 09:30 AM
You also need an audio cable, either optical (with a $3 TOSlink adapter for the Mac mini), if the TV offers optical digital input, or analog.
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Aug 6, 2008, 11:32 AM
I looked at doing this for my HT setup...Intel Mac Mini running XBMC but i had some concerns about the onboard video setup, plus I'd have to immediately add hard drive space and some other things so I ended up just building a HTPC running Vista instead. Still, if youre looking for small and unobtrusive its not a bad way to go.

I was actually just reading a blog the other day about a guy who's running Vista on his Mac Mini as his sole home theatre setup...it was pretty damn nice.
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