Mac mini for media centre??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mikeLmedic, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. mikeLmedic macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    I want to get up to date and I was hoping a Mac mini would do the job, I want to do the following and would very much appreciate all your advice.

    I want a media centre with large hard drive connected via hdmi to my Sony TV
    I want be able to stream via wifi from my win7 laptop to the centre
    I want to be able to stream from the centre to my laptop or ipad
    I want a simple interface so my wife can use it

    Lastly - I would be really happy if I could access it remotely from my ipad and watch films over wifi

    Would the mac mini would be the best option? I can also then use it for my primary iTunes hub

  2. Tree2u macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2012
    All can be accomplished with the mini with the exception of the win7 laptop, I am not familiar with win7 laptops so I cannot comment on them.... I have a mini and use it the exact same way you want to. No problems and very user friendly, hope this helps.
  3. mikeLmedic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012

    Do I need any other equipment to play video on the mac mini via the internet from my ipad?
  4. That-Guy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2012
    Not had any experience setting up a Media Center System so not sure if this app will work for streaming to and from Windows 7?


    Has a free trial though :)

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