Mac Mini purchase

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nando2323, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Aug 15, 2007
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    I want to purchase a Mac Mini with an Elgato TV hybrid so that I can use it as my DVR/Cable box in my living room. I like the fact that I can also use it as a DVD player and all too. I have one question though.

    If the mini gets updated soon what are the chances of a Blue Ray Drive being part of that, I dont really care much for processor and HD upgrades considering what I am using it for, Blue Ray would be nice though.

    I have been looking for used one's on Ebay and other places I'm looking at $500+ for some nice ones. I seen a couple of low end refurbs lately for $4xx on the Apple site. Should I just hold out or get the refurb or used?
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Pretty much zero.

    You can put a BR drive together yourself for less than $200. Of course, you'll need software to go with it (e.g., Toast). If you want to watch movies from it, you'll have to install Win XP or Vista and use one of those apps.
     

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