rMBP as media center/HTPC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gugy, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. gugy macrumors 68030

    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Any of you using the rMBP as media center/HTPC?
    Just curious to see if that work well on a entertainment set up and if the rMBP wakes up on the fly when you select it using a iPhone remote app or Logitech Harmony Touch.
    Also does anybody set up this same computer as Time Machine back up hub?

    I am in between getting the Mac Mini or rMBP 13" to achieve the above and take for an ocasional work travel trip. Since the place I go have available a TB display I am considering the Mini.
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    The rMBP includes support for a Thunderbolt display also, and it's a lot more portable.

    As to using it as a "media center", if you mean using it to stream movies directly to a HDTV via something like Apple TV and such, it'll work.

    'course, we all know how well Microsoft's media center PC concept went over, right?
  3. gugy thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    I mean using it connect to my HDTV direct. I would use the TB/Display port to HDMI adapter.
    I would ATV as well.
    I just wonder with I close the lid on the rMBP it would wake up at any moments notice like the Mini does.

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