Mac Mini + TV?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Patron_Saint, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Patron_Saint Suspended

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    Anyone using a Mac mini with a tv as the monitor? If so, do you recommend the setup?
     
  2. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

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    i did for about 3 years, then i got my iMac and moved the mini into my living room.... have used it maybe 3 times in the last year.....

    prior to the iMac i loved it and didn't have any issues period.

    only reason i updated was because i got a great deal on the iMac.

    I've actually got the mini for sale on let go because it's just collecting dust
     
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  5. sorcery macrumors regular

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    Yes, very much. Can lounge in the Lazy Boy, with wireless keyboard n trackpad, from 3 or 4 metres away. 47" Samsung.
     
  6. Patron_Saint thread starter Suspended

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    How old can I go with a Mac Mini and still get 4k support? Is it worth it over 1080p?

    Is it better to get an older quad core model and upgrade it to an SSD and bump the RAM, or the latest soldered models?
     
  7. vintagebob, Nov 15, 2016
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    Yes (30HZ), but I use it at 1080 so that the text is not so tiny.
     
  8. Patron_Saint thread starter Suspended

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    Ah - I didn't think of that.

    I assume for 1080 that anything from 2010 or newer will work just fine with an HDMI?
     
  9. vintagebob macrumors member

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    I believe that the 2010 will provide 1080 but won't provide AC wireless, which I guess the 2012 does not either.

    I'm using a 2014 2.8GHz i5 with 8GB ram and 1TB Fusion drive.
     
  10. Patron_Saint thread starter Suspended

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    I see - so I assume anything older than the 2014 models will be fairly crippled on things like continuity, handoff, and airdrop?

    My primary device is an iPad Pro, and will likely stay that way - the Mac Mini will be for media, and occasional light work or light gaming (WoW, similar) from the couch. My iOS devices will continue being the main focal points of my setup, so I need something that'll play nice with them.

    Is there a particular model I should go for with all this in mind?
     
  11. sorcery macrumors regular

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    I am not familiar with gaming requirements but the 2011 2.5 GHz model has the AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory. Also has a SSD option.
     

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