2014 Mac Mini as media center?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PancakeEater101, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. PancakeEater101 macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2014
    I currently have a Thinkcenter M92p Tiny as a media center PC. However I don't really like Windows 8.1 as a media center OS, and I think Yosemite would be much better. The other reason is that the remote and keyboard options are better.

    I plan to get a refurb base model, and take it apart and put a 64 or bigger SSD in there (I Wont need much storage as its just a media center PC connecting to Plex)

    My only gripe is that it doesn't have HDMI 2.0, but I am sure I could use a Mini-DP adapter in the future.

    How would it handle 4k content? I plan to keep it for a while and if it won't do 4k then its a no-go
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It won't play 4K well on an external monitor, as it's limited to only 30 Hz (hardware limitation of Haswell-U).
  3. MiniMe77 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2015
    Apparently, people on here have managed to get it running at 50Hz on some monitors but seems to still be a bit laggy.

    Am also wondering which monitor would be the best to get.

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