Bedroom Media Area

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wrinkster22, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    Hi, I am looking to add a small tv for my bedroom but need some help on the setup.
    Currently I own a 1000 watt speakers system (philips) with an HDMI port, I also have an airport express that is connected so I can use airplay.
    I need some suggestions on a 28" or so TV.
    The TV would not be connected to cable, I want to stream through a Linux Server.
    I am trying to decide if I should get an Apple TV 3 or Mac Mini G4.
    Could the apple tv play from the server.
    I also have a 2011 macbook air.
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

    drewsof07

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    That G4 mini will jutter and utterly fail at streaming anything, especially with flash content (hulu, youtube, netflix). I recommend at LEAST a C2D Mini if going that route.
    I have an LG tv with smartTV functionality and stream movies from my Mac Pro that houses my entire digital DVD and Blu-Ray library.
    I would also recommend at least a 32" television at 1080p.
    If you have a gaming console, there are options for streaming to those as well. (i.e. Connect360)

    My recommendation would be to save your $$ until you can afford a decent streaming machine.
     
  3. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    Sadly this will have to wait because my Blackberry conked out and now I need a new phone -_-
    (And the TV size would still be the same size regardless of the $ because of the size of the area)
     
  4. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Time to get an iPhone lol....
     
  5. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    Thats where my media budget is going.
    I still think I may get the mini and just hook it up to a old LCD just for kicks.
     

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