How many of you have your mac mini hooked up to a HDTV?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Danger! Will, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Danger! Will macrumors regular

    Danger! Will

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    With a DVI to HDMI cable how many of you use this as your primary monitor?
    Is it true that the mac mini can upconvert dvd's to play on your hdtv?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    My TV accepts DVI at 1920x1080, so I connect it that way and it looks great. DVDs I play look fine, but I'm not sure how they're represented - I usually just use the sub-$100 DVD player I bought for that purpose.
     
  3. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    I'd be interested to get a perspective of how everything runs with a mac mini through a receiver. Every time I come home to visit my dad complains about how he hates his EyeHome and wants to put in a mac mini instead. Does the mac mini's sound card support surround sound also or would you have to buy an external usb sound card?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    It doesn't output surround by default, but this is supposed to be pretty decent.

    I highly recommend waiting a week for the MWSF '07 keynote speech to see if the iTV is shipping soon, as that might be a much better solution, as it appears to be intended for home multimedia.
     
  5. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, thats what I've been telling him, but his iMac has been acting up a lot.
     

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