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akadmon
Jan 15, 2008, 02:42 PM
Admin -- please delete this thread. I did not notice this question has been asked (at least once) already:o



gkarris
Jan 15, 2008, 03:02 PM
Yes:

1. Upgrade to Leopard (make sure you have 1 Gigs RAM for G4 though).
2. Get an IR receiver if you don't have one.
3. Get or find your Apple Remote.
4. Press "Menu" on your remote.

You are running essentially an :apple:TV...

akadmon
Jan 15, 2008, 06:28 PM
Yes:

1. Upgrade to Leopard (make sure you have 1 Gigs RAM for G4 though).
2. Get an IR receiver if you don't have one.
3. Get or find your Apple Remote.
4. Press "Menu" on your remote.

You are running essentially an :apple:TV...

OK, thanks. What do you mean by "essentially", i.e., what features would I not get and a hacked Mini?

speakerwizard
Jan 16, 2008, 07:28 AM
youtube (old appletv software) or new one would be lacking the new interface and renting (you could still do it but not by remote, and not hd films).