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Advantages of Apple TV over Mac mini?
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Nov 26, 2010, 03:27 PM
I have a Mac mini with both Plex and Boxee, and at least 50 movies and 65 TV shows in my Movies folder. With the advent of AirPlay; the upcoming ATVFlash; and possibility of iOS apps for Apple TV, would there be any advantages to purchasing an Apple TV?
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Nov 26, 2010, 03:29 PM
You just listed three advantages.
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Nov 26, 2010, 06:31 PM
Price. Price. Price. Price. Price. (once for every $100 you save)
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Nov 26, 2010, 08:05 PM
AppleTV - price and simplicity, but limited
Mac Mini - functionality at a higher price

I have a mac mini right now with HDMI port. Might go with the appleTV soon.
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Nov 27, 2010, 01:24 AM
Apple - Apple TV - Rent HD movies and TV shows, stream Netflix, and more

woot 99$!

but remember folks, real money is always made on the back-end
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Nov 27, 2010, 01:25 AM
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Nov 28, 2010, 09:53 PM
How big of tv is your mini on? I put mine on a 50 inch rear projection, not bad but not as good as a monitor. So use my atv1 to stream to.
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