Intel MacMini digital outputs, etc...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NatronB, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. NatronB macrumors regular

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    I ordered my mini (Core Solo, 1 GB RAM) last week and it ships out on Thursday (delivery on the 6th).

    In preparing for its arrival I thought I should probably do a few things. First off, I think I'm going to need a DVI cable. I also think I need an optical audio cable and an optical "splitter" (my receiver only has one optical in).

    Next, I bought a MicroNet Mini Mate external hard drive/ hub. Should I run OS X off this guy? It's a 7200 RPM drive, but I suppose the limiting factor could be the Firewire bus.

    Lastly, I was under the impression that the DVD player pushed out 5.1 sound right out of the box. Is this true?

    Thanks,

    -N
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    From apple: Apple DVD players can play DVD-Video disks — including the latest hit movies, classics and educational titles — with a great picture and full stereo sound. If you have a surround-sound system, you can even hear six-channel AC3 sound.
     
  3. NatronB thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    Thanks for the help, I got taken aback by a previous post in this forum (re: 5.1). In re-reading it, I realized I misinterpretted it.

    Will "splitting" the optical audio degrade the signal?

    Thanks,

    -N
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

    khisayruou

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    No.
     

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