Mac mini for media centre??

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

  1. mikeLmedic macrumors newbie

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    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

    Cheers
     
  2. Tree2u macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Cheers,

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

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    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?

    - http://reflectionapp.com/

    Has a free trial though :)
     

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