Setting up a Mac Mini Home Entertainment System

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by williamt, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. williamt macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I'm currently thinking of setting up a home entertainment system, this will primarily be made up of a HDTV, ADM9 Multi Media Loudspeakers (my father is a audiophile).Apple Mini, Xbox 360 (with HD DVD add on) and an external hard drive for extra storage for the mac.

    I really wanted to know what are the best HDTV which are good to set up with this sort of system, I know the Sony Bravia come with a D-Sub 15 pin connector, do most HDTV's come with this sort of connector? Is this the best way to do this?

    Also I know this this isn't a HDTV enthusiasts forum, but any commendation as too a good LCD HDTV? I'm looking to spend (top-whack) £2000 (around $4000).

    Any help would be much appreciated, links, feedback, etc.

    Thanks,

    William
     
  2. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    go for HDMI (with a DVI converter for the mini) or DVI. Most LDC/Plasma tvs these days wont accept 1080p from an analogue source.
     
  3. williamt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are these cables easy to come by?
     
  4. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    DVI-DVI and DVI-HDMI are very common cables this days. your local electronics/computer store should have them.
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    But it might be difficult to find one for less than $80 at the chain stores. My local compusa has the $100 gold plated Monster cables on full view, with the $30 cheap cables hidden on the back of a stand in the corner ... and the last time I looked, the stand was empty.

    Even $30 is too much. You don't need to spend more than $20 - this even means no need to buy an adapter.
     
  6. classof2011 macrumors regular

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    Some TV's include those cables. My Samsung 50" HDTV included the DVI-DVI cable and what not.
     
  7. williamt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link :)
    I found the UK price for: £16.95, which is great.
    Any suggestions as to a good HD TV?
     

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