Old MBP as a media centre

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by design-is, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    Hi all

    I have been toying with the idea of getting a mac mini to use as a home server / media centre with my TV for a while.

    However, I have been reading in some places that a mini can't output the wide-screen resolutions on an s-video adapter & as I have yet to update to a modern TV, this rules out the mac mini. A MacBook Pro can output the required resolutions...

    Is there any reason I can't use an older MBP, probably a 15" core duo, as a sleek alternative? This should have no problem handling HD content once I eventually upgrade my TV should it?

    I already have the Elgato Eye TV Diversity to use with whatever mac I finally settle on.

    Thanks in advance for any opinions / advice.

    Doug
     
  2. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    I think you could do this at not have any problems. I've often considered using a mini or another old mac as a home server/media centre as well. I say you do it!
     
  3. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    I guess no one else has any negatives either :) cool.

    Let the project begin!
     

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