Can a Mac Mini be converted into an Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by akadmon, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Admin -- please delete this thread. I did not notice this question has been asked (at least once) already:eek:
     
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    gkarris

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    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...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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

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    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).
     

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