Getting a Mac Pro, would like to use it as part time "HTPC"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by leeroy, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. leeroy macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking at getting an octo core 3.0ghz mac pro, and was wondering if I get the new ATI HD3870 video card could I still use a LCD monitor via DVI and use the component out to my television (1080i) at the same time? Also from what I understand the optical audio only works in 5.1 when viewing a dvd or ts folder correct?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 601

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    It would work, but it is probably a bit loud for a home theater environment. You might prefer having it as your video server and then feeding content to the TV via a connected :apple:tv or Mac Mini.
     
  3. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    I second that. I've got 2 mac minis that I'm using to pull movies off a NAS (an some occasional web browsing on a 50" screen). :apple:TV is a slightly cheaper, but less flexible way to achieve the same results
     

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