Mac Mini + Apple TV

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cah87, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. cah87 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    Has anyone else ever thought about this. With mac mini sales at a fraction of apples sales and apple tv being just a little over priced. Well lets face it they are both over priced. How about a Mac mini with an hdmi out and apple tv characteristics. It makes perfect since. I was wanting to buy an apple tv but it would make more sense to just hook up a mac mini with dvi to hdmi. I just think they should merge the two together. Any thoughts?
  2. 147798 Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    This is pretty obvious, and a lot of people with some tech know-how use the mini for their media center pc. PLUS the mini can get web access, and with all the video content coming through non-Apple web sites, that's important. PLUS the mini has a DVD player.

    Apple needs to do something with ATV if they hope to sell any. Right now, it's just an iPod with better video output but no built-in screen and not portable.
  3. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    What is missing from a mini as compared to an AppleTV?
  4. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    Component output - Mini can't do component without a transcoder. Doesn't mean much to some but for those that need it it's a dealbreaker...
  5. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    I always see component grouped with HDMI, VGA or both on the back of TVs. Are there standalone component TVs?
  6. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    Mostly it's the earlier generation (pre-DVI/HDMI) HDTVs. Some have VGA and component - others have just component.

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