iMac, Plex and Multiple TV's....

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MrMacMini, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. MrMacMini macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, but you need something like this so I think it's not worth it
     
  3. MrMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Link didnt work.
     
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    It does for me. Try with other browser, Safari has problems with NewEgg links sometimes
     
  5. MrMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow thats expensive.....would it be possible just to split the video signal, 3 ways?
     
  6. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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