View Full Version : Mac Mini purchase

Apr 7, 2008, 09:04 AM
I want to purchase a Mac Mini with an Elgato TV hybrid so that I can use it as my DVR/Cable box in my living room. I like the fact that I can also use it as a DVD player and all too. I have one question though.

If the mini gets updated soon what are the chances of a Blue Ray Drive being part of that, I dont really care much for processor and HD upgrades considering what I am using it for, Blue Ray would be nice though.

I have been looking for used one's on Ebay and other places I'm looking at $500+ for some nice ones. I seen a couple of low end refurbs lately for $4xx on the Apple site. Should I just hold out or get the refurb or used?

Cave Man
Apr 7, 2008, 09:09 AM
Pretty much zero.

You can put a BR drive together yourself for less than $200. Of course, you'll need software to go with it (e.g., Toast). If you want to watch movies from it, you'll have to install Win XP or Vista and use one of those apps.