mac mini HTPC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tro0787, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. tro0787 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2007
    hey guys.. i am planning on buying a mac mini to use for a DVR with eye tv 250 plus. I will be primarliy using it with my 42 inch hdtv via hdmi , my question is...would i be able to switch between my tv when using it as a DVR or dvd player, and a computer monitor?? Also if not i will probably just buy the cheapest mac mini on ebay, is there a standard that needs to be met for me to use the mini as a DVR? any help would be appreciated and thanks a lot. later
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The Mini only has one video port, so no.

    Unless you add a video switch or splitter which will be expensive. ~($100-$300).

    This is how I ended up with the 17" iMac in my living room.


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