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What's your main media center machine?
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What's your main media center machine?
Mac mini
51%
 51%  [ 16 ]
Apple TV
16%
 16%  [ 5 ]
PS3
16%
 16%  [ 5 ]
Xbox 360
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
PC
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: What's your main media center machine? Reply with quote

I switch back and forth between an Intel Mac mini and PS3. Lately, I've been using the PS3 a little more.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use the 360 for watch videos from my mini using a flashdrive and i stream music from my ipod.

i cant wait for the netflix addition this fall. can you also stream hd movies from netflix or just sd movies?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My PPC Mini...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised that most people use their Mac Mini Shocked Actually I shouldn't be because the Mini is more practical than the Apple TV.

But I do love streaming HD videos on Apple TV Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using my iMac until I just got an Apple TV. With ATV Flash installed and a 750GB USB HD attached, I have to say the ATV is by far the best out there. (especially if your concerned about the wife factor!)

It is soo easy to use, the whole family can now watch movies on any of our machines (streaming) or choose from the internal HD or external HD of our ATV.

I will say this:

You have to be pretty computer savvy to set up the ATV in a way that makes it easy for everyone to use.

I've spent several hours (still have several more) setting up folders, etc. to make it easy to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac-mini. We all love it. Wife and Kids are able to use it quite well also. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using an Apple TV. It's connected to a 42" Panny plasma and 1000W Panny home theater system.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Sony Playstation 3 for "HTPC", but I just bought an AirPort Express for AirTunes. I'm going to use it along with my Mac mini for music. It will be controlled with the Remote app from my iPhone. If that goes well, I'm going to buy another AirPort Express for my workshop. I have a nice little Kenwood setup out there.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does the PC always come in last place? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
Why does the PC always come in last place? Laughing

I don't know why it always does either. Everytime people have problems with Windows, they blame the PC...I just throw linux on my PC and don't have any more problems. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Apple TV. If a new Mini comes out, I might replace it with it (please Apple, don't make me think about getting a Dell Studio Hybrid); if not I might just end up upgrading the hard drive on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stream from my mini to my 360 actually to all 3 360's in my apartment. Works very well.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sig says it all!

If I was still using the PowerMac, what should I have voted?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my PS3 for basically almost everything.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my PS3. My mini feeds it video via Medialink. It works quite well for me. There are a few file formats that the PS3 doesn't play. I would love to have VLC on my PS3, but so far I've only seen difficult looking processes of getting VLC onto the PS3.
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