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Guide: Setting up the Ultimate Mac mini Home Theater. The Mac mini has always been the perfect form factor for a media center appliance (often called a Home Theater PC/HTPC).

Guide: Setting up the Ultimate Mac mini Home Theater

It's extremely small, almost completely silent and it can easily blend into an existing electronics shelf - or be hidden away completely. The lack of a refresh (and rumors that the line was going to be discontinued), coupled with technical specs that didn't justify the price-point, have led many would-be HTPCers to write off the Mac mini as an option because they assume it is just too expensive. However, as more and more content moves online and people become accustomed to getting their media from a computer, the idea of a HTPC is starting to make sense to more and more families.

Taking off where netbooks left off, nettops are starting to enter the marketplace. These low-priced machines are diminutive, low-powered and connect easily to a television set. Still, when you look at the numbers, nettops aren't much more inexpensive than a Mac mini. Why It's Finally Time To Get a Home Theater PC - Htpc - Gizmodo. SExpand I hear a lot about those damned netbooks as hot buys this season, but Prof. Dealzmodo suggests getting something that's actually, you know...useful.

HTPCs baby. There has never been a better time: I say that because HTPCs have never been smaller, cheaper or more powerful. Today's Most Affordable HTPCs Seriously...HTPCs for less than $400. . • Dell Zino HD: The cheapest of the bunch at a base price of $230, the Dell Zino HD offers a range of AMD Athlon processor options, up to a 1TB HDD, up to 8GB of RAM and a choice between integrated graphics and an ATI Radeon HD 4330 512MB card. . • Acer AspireRevo R6310: Features include a dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330 processor, Nvidia Ion graphics, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, HDMI, eSATA, VGA, 6 USB ports, card reader and wireless-N in a $330 package.

. • Asus EeeBox EB1012: A release date and price have not officially been confirmed, but the EeeBox EB1012 offers basically the exact same feature set as the AspireRevo—minus a USB port or two. Remotes. Mac Mini en Média Center : comment faire ? Un media center permet de visualiser des photos, des vidéos (DVD, DIVX, Camescope...) et de la musique directement depuis le téléviseur et/ou le home cinéma. : d'où son nom, il est le centre de votre vie numérique.

Mac Mini en Média Center : comment faire ?

Quant au home cinéma, il s'agit d'un ensemble audio/vidéo permettant de reconstituer l'ambiance sonore et visuelle que l'on trouve au cinéma : grand écran et son multicanal. Il est donc judicieux d'associer média center et home cinéma. Vous recherchez un ordinateur Mac à très bon prix ? Jetez réguliérement un oeil sur le Refurb et les occasions Mac. La voie royale permettant d'obtenir un média center Apple est bien sur d'utiliser un Mac Mini : il s'agit d'un ordinateur d'une taille très compacte (carré de 16.5cm de côté, avec une hauteur de 5 cm) et d'un design agréable. Ainsi, il devient possible depuis votre fauteuil de : Ci-dessous, le logiciel Eye TV qui permet de regarder la télévision Le home cinéma à associer au Mac Mini Les caractéristiques du Mac Mini :