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gigaguy
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Location: AusTX

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2009 2.0GHz Mac mini - upgrades- 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD 7200r
TV: Sony LCD Bravia kdl-52W5100
Screen size: 52-inches
Purchased at: sonystyle.com price-matched Frys prices
Price paid: $1398 + tax
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: VGA
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920p
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None (See sample)
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Digital optical to Sony Soundbar system.
Extra notes: Love it.
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kld
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Joined: 06 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: late 2009 2.5GHz Mac mini 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD
TV: Samsung un46b8000
Screen size: 46-inches
Purchased at: digitec switzerland
Price paid: approx 2920$
Connected to Mac with: DVI-HDMI
Other connections tested: -
Adapter in use: DVI to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920p
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: Needs to be squeezed, the output is a little too large. The aspect is kept.
Audio connection: Head out to HDM1/DVI Audio In.
Extra notes: I love my Mac Mini. Very Nice with XBMC. XBMC is best for receiving/streaming RMVB videos over Samba or UPNP.
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dixonge
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Joined: 14 Jan 2010
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Location: east of Denton, TX

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Insignia NS-L322Q-10A
Screen size: 32-inches
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $399 + tax
Connected to Mac with: VGA
Other connections tested: None yet
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: headphone jack, split to RCA to back of Yamaha amp
Extra notes: mini-displayport > HDMI cable on order from Monoprice; will upgrade audio to Toslink shortly
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tluptowski
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

late 2009 mini, 2.26gz, 2gb, 160ghd $499 apple store refurb
elgato hybrid tuner
I-inc 28i 1920 x 1280 monitor dvi connection
runs at 1920x1080p no overscan
audio altec lansing 30watt subwoofer and 2 satellites
250g external hd
boots into frontrow
front row plugins
boxee
plex
hulu
eyetv
can navigate everything through front row with apple remote, including eyetv and putting computer to sleep
simple and clean, no unneeded pc like interaction
love Pandora on Boxee

wish list; AppleTV like functionality for using Itunes store to purchase and rent content
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theGimpiest
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Joined: 05 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz iMac Core 2 Duo (7,1)
TV: Auria EQ1988
Screen size: 19-inches
Purchased at: Newegg
Price paid: $169.99
Connected to Mac with: Mini-DVI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1440 x 900
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Not used
Extra notes: This TV is fantastic when connected to a Mac; slow tuning and 16:10 as a separate TV, but displays a full-day's worth of program listings.
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Mac: 2.0GHz Mac Mini Core 2 Duo (3,1)
TV: Toshiba 40RV525R
Screen size: 40-inches
Purchased at: Newegg
Price paid: $718.99
Connected to Mac with: Mini-Displayport
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Mini-Displayport to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1080p
Overscan issues: Yes
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: Screen is large enough that I haven't bothered to adjust settings for overscan.
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Audio Out to RCA
Extra notes: Full 1080p from a Mac is outstanding.
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Mac: 2.0GHz Mac Mini Core 2 Duo (3,1)
TV: Sylvania LC195SLX
Screen size: 19-inches
Purchased at: Target
Price paid: $133.1 + tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini-Displayport
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Mini-Displayport to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: Yes
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: SwitchResX
Custom resolution settings: See below*
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Audio Out to RCA
Extra notes: Not so great quality for use as a monitor, but perfect for watching movies on your Mac; fantastic as TV.
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* SwitchResX Custom Settings
PowerStrip timing parameters:
1360x768=1360,64,144,208,768,1,3,23,84710,1

Generic timing details for 1360x768:
HFP=64 HSW=144 HBP=208 kHz=47 VFP=1 VSW=3 VBP=23 Hz=59

VESA detailed timing details:
PClk=84710.00 H.Active=1360 H.Blank=416 H.Offset=48 HSW=144 V.Active=768 V.Blank=27 V.Offset=1 VSW=3

Linux modeline parameters:
"1360x768" 84.710 1360 1424 1568 1776 768 769 772 795 +hsync +vsync
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07eclipsegt
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Joined: 18 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: LG 55LH55
Screen size: 55-inches
Purchased at: Future Shop
Price paid: $1799.99 + tax
Connected to Mac with: DVI
Other connections tested: None yet
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink
Extra notes: DVI to HDMI cable used to connect to Denon Amp
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (late 2009)
TV: Samsung Plasma
Screen size: 58-inches
Purchased at: Plaza Electronics (met BB price)
Price paid: $2495+tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini Display Port
Other connections tested: Firewire 800 to Drobo
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink via Kanex adapter
Extra notes: AVR is Pioneer Elite VSX 23-23TXH - works awesome with Sam, turn off Sam, AVR turns off, switch inputs on TV and AVR knows it and switches automatically
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (late 2009)
TV: Samsung Plasma
Screen size: 58-inches
Purchased at: Plaza Electronics (met BB price)
Price paid: $2495+tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini Display Port
Other connections tested: Firewire 800 to Drobo
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink via Kanex adapter
Extra notes: AVR is Pioneer Elite VSX 23-23TXH - works awesome with Sam, turn off Sam, AVR turns off, switch inputs on TV and AVR knows it and switches automatically
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (late 2009)
TV: Samsung Plasma
Screen size: 58-inches
Purchased at: Plaza Electronics (met BB price)
Price paid: $2495+tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini Display Port
Other connections tested: Firewire 800 to Drobo
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink via Kanex adapter
Extra notes: AVR is Pioneer Elite VSX 23-23TXH - works awesome with Sam, turn off Sam, AVR turns off, switch inputs on TV and AVR knows it and switches automatically
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (late 2009)
TV: Samsung Plasma
Screen size: 58-inches
Purchased at: Plaza Electronics (met BB price)
Price paid: $2495+tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini Display Port
Other connections tested: Firewire 800 to Drobo
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink via Kanex adapter
Extra notes: AVR is Pioneer Elite VSX 23-23TXH - works awesome with Sam, turn off Sam, AVR turns off, switch inputs on TV and AVR knows it and switches automatically, also system works great with Wii.
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (late 2009)
TV: Samsung Plasma
Screen size: 58-inches
Purchased at: Plaza Electronics (met BB price)
Price paid: $2495+tax
Connected to Mac with: Mini Display Port
Other connections tested: Firewire 800 to Drobo
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical TosLink via Kanex adapter
Extra notes: AVR is Pioneer Elite VSX 23-23TXH - works awesome with Sam, turn off Sam, AVR turns off, switch inputs on TV and AVR knows it and switches automatically
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Ding Ding Ding quintuple post. Give the man a cigar Smile
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SweetwaterMac
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, not sure how that happened but I love my HTPC!!
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jllawrence
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Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Posts: 14
Location: Tampa Bay

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.53GHz : 320GB
TV: Panasonic VIERA TC-P42C2
Screen Size: 42"
Purchased at: SEARS
Price paid: $699 + tax
Connected to Mac with: Mono Price Hispeed HDMI Cable
Other connections tested: N/A
Adapter in use: Mono Price Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Toslink to Mini Toslink Cable
Extra notes: Took a while to decide which resolution I preferred, but no problems at all. I get great 5.1 audio and an excellent picture. Also using Logitech DiNovo Edge.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.66GHz Mac mini with SL Server (mid 2010)
TV: LG 55LE5400
Screen size: 55-inches
Purchased at: Abt
Price paid: $1996 + tax
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: None
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: Picture > Aspect Ratio > Just Scan
Audio connection: Using analog audio with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
Extra notes: HippoRemote Pro, Remote Buddy, Plex, EyeTV Hybrid
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