New Mac Mini with Server as Slingbox alternative??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 10smom, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. 10smom macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2008
    Not really understanding how it all works, My question is: is it possible to hook up the mac mini to Cable TV and set up server so that cable tv is seen on laptop from anywhere in the world similar to a slingbox?? Thanks
  2. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    You could, with a lot of effort. However, you need quite a bit of hardware to do that. For encrypted TV content, you will want to have a cable box and and a "Happauge HDPVR". You would also need an IR blaster and a copy of eyeTV. And I don't even know how you would be able to stream it. With all those equipment costs, it would really be cheaper, easier, and better to go with a Slingbox.

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