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13th January 2010, 03:43 PM #16
Mac mini can't do 7.1/HD audio (only possible over HDMI) - I personally went for an ION nettop for a HTPC because I can use my receiver to switch input easier and also hardware x264 de-compression has to be more efficient than a core2 humming away. (It was certainly cheaper to start with, you can get the nettop with no OS for £150 inc vat; im using XBMC live(linux))
I'm still waiting for my Virgin TV install (bloody snow) but I believe their set-top box does audio over HDMI whereas the Sky HD+ box does not
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Last edited by nicklec; 13th January 2010 at 03:46 PM.
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13th January 2010, 03:48 PM #17
I'm a PC and if I want a HTPC then I have 100s to choose from (including ones with HDMI/Blu Ray/Intergrated TV Tuners).
22nd January 2010, 10:00 AM #18
For anyone who has any of the Unibody 2009 Mac products and want HDMI/Surround Sound in a HDMI cable?
Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI w/ 5.1 Channel Digital Audio
The converter about works a treat! It places the digital surround and HD picture (which the mini displayport will support) into a HDMI break out box so you can plug it into any HDMI device. It only supports 5.1 only, but I think that's good enough.
Heroes in HD from my MacBook + my 32" HD TV = Sorted.
Thanks to Tunster from:
Robbocop (22nd January 2010)
22nd January 2010, 05:19 PM #19
Apple have already increased the price of the mini a lot since it was introduced, for that reason I wouldnt want blu-ray and HDMI purely because they would charge a premium for it
An off shoot of the brand to replace the Apple TV would be good though
22nd January 2010, 05:24 PM #20
In fact the new minis have a mini displayport rather than DVI which can connect straight to HDMI with the right adapter (still no sound though)
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