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MrMacMini
Oct 12, 2009, 10:11 AM
Unfortunately I don't have the money to purchase a Mac mini YET just for HTPC usage, but I do have an iMac.

I currently have my 24" iMac setup to run Plex on my 52" Samsung LCD.

What I want to know: Would it be possible to split the video and audio signals to my other 2 LCD's in the house? 1 iMac 3 LCD TV's?


Thanks in advance for the help.



Hellhammer
Oct 12, 2009, 10:19 AM
Yes, but you need something like this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815106011) so I think it's not worth it

MrMacMini
Oct 12, 2009, 10:24 AM
Yes, but you need something like this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815106011) so I think it's not worth it


Link didnt work.

Hellhammer
Oct 12, 2009, 10:29 AM
Link didnt work.

It does for me. Try with other browser, Safari has problems with NewEgg links sometimes

MrMacMini
Oct 12, 2009, 07:59 PM
It does for me. Try with other browser, Safari has problems with NewEgg links sometimes

Wow thats expensive.....would it be possible just to split the video signal, 3 ways?

srexy
Oct 14, 2009, 08:19 AM
If you like the Plex interface why not invest in a low end :apple:tv from the 'bay and hack it to run XBMC. The mediastream skin was originally developed for XBMC and the controls are virtually the same, + you get all the additional bells and whistles that come w/an :apple:tv

I had just the :apple:tv at first but got frustrated by the rip/encode process that I had to go through to get my movies to play on it as well as the constant dropping out of iTunes. I ended up using primarily XBMC on it so that I wasn't limited to just my rips/encodes. Now I have a Mac Mini (substitute your iMac in your example) to take care of the complex tasks and the :apple:tv is just a media extender.

The patchstick hack isn't that complicated and XBMC is pretty solid once you get it up and running.

Good luck.