Mini questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tmilless, May 11, 2009.

  1. tmilless macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    Im thinking about getting a Mini and hooking it up to my tv with an eyeTV hybrid to use as a tuner (cable bill is out of hand). Couple ?s. Would a few year old Mini with the G4 1.42 processor handle video decently at all (downloaded movies, etc), and will that affect the cable I run into it with the eyetv (gonna cancel all my premiums, dvr, lose the cable box etc. but will keep the very basic cable). Does anyone have a mini with that chip in it? Happy with it? Or does anyone know of a mini with that chip or higher for sale?

    Does anyone use the eyetv with a mini as a media center? If so, how do you like it. Help me out here!

  2. Moocher macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    NE Atlanta area
    Search. There are lots of other threads and other people using eyetv with a mini.
  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    As much as I love PPC, go for at least an Intel Core Duo.
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I think you will be fine, using EyeTV as a basic DVR, and guide system.

    However, We have a mac Mini G4 at work, and it has trouble watching Hulu, so your milage may vary.
  5. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    I use my new 2.26 Mini with EyeTV pulling in digital hi def programming over the airwaves, and it's incredible. Although not as a media center, it's all part of my every day desktop world. These 2 products seem to be made for each other.
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Im not sure if I would want to use a PPC Mini. Like the other guy said, look for a Intel Core/Duo/C2D Mini. In fact, the prices are very similar (if you are buying on eBay). A PPC Mini would be great for somebody that needs web browsing and music and such. Whatever you do wind up getting, max the RAM out.
  7. tmilless thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    Thanks guys. I would obviously rather have the C2D in my mini but a friend has the one with the PPC and will sell it to me insanely cheap. So thats why I was asking.

    is it possible to put an C2D chip in the PPC based mini?
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Nope, not in any way possible. They're totally different system architectures from top to bottom.

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