Tell me with over 800 posts how you could possibly ask this question without searching. No offense meant but this is a question that is asked all too often.
It is worth it. You use a mini display to HDMI cable found at monoprice. Shocker. I love my mini as an htpc it is the best choice I could have made at this point.
You're priceless. My sentiment exactlyoptical cable, also at mono price.
Dude, click my link above and start reading. all of this has been hashed out here a number of times. I know because I did the search, bought the mini, bought the cables, and hooked it up all by myself.
plug into wall
buy mini display to hdmi cable from monoprice.com located in california.
buy mini toslink cable from monoprice.com which is a little mini jack thing that goes into the back of the mac mini and the other side of the plug is an optical cable. I am unsure what to do if you don't have optical.
turn mini on
go to assigned source on tv after turning it on.
I use my Mini/Plex for music quite a bit and don't see a need to have the TV on for that. Its cool sometimes to see the artist info on the screen but don't need to waste the electricity. I think my TV uses about 160 Watts and .35 on standby.Was there a reason for this endup?
O RLY? That is awesome. I think I'll order one right now and see how it rolls.Just an FYI.. Monoprice now has a mini display to HDMI cable that also has an integrated usb sound connection that sends both sound and video thru the HDMI Connection. Bought one about a month ago and it works great.
what do you mean?am i the only one smiling at the irony of the original post being slated and then some good/new info coming out at the end which otherwise might not have been shared
The mini jack is dual purpose. It accepts either a standard stereo audio cable or a mini-toslink optical cable which is capable of carrying 5.1 audio.i dont understand how you can use the mini jack for sound and call that HTPC you are only going to get stereo out of that, now if you could come up with a usb or firewire sound card that gives you 5+ Chanel's that works on a mac, then you would be able to call it a HTPC
I bought one of these for my sister and will give it to her this weekend. This way she can hook up her MB to her HDTV. Of course, now that I think about it, I can't remember if her model had the mini-DVI or minidisply port. Crap.Just an FYI.. Monoprice now has a mini display to HDMI cable that also has an integrated usb sound connection that sends both sound and video thru the HDMI Connection. Bought one about a month ago and it works great.