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Using my 2009 mini as a HTPC and as my primary computer..

 
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tundraSQ
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Using my 2009 mini as a HTPC and as my primary computer.. Reply with quote

I am going to dip my toes into HTPC, as i recently moved my computer station next to my 56" samsung dlp.

My question is about cabling, and what connections to make. Currently using mini-dvi to DVI to connect my 24" dell display.

This leaves the displayport open, so i am thinking i would order a mini-displayport to HDMI cable, as well as an optical to mini-optical cable.

I would run the DP to hdmi cable to my samsung DLP, and the optical to my AVR and set up a new activity with my harmony remote. Or i may run both the AVR and let the AVR deal with the video signal...

It can't possibly be this easy can it? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I would run the DP to hdmi cable to my samsung DLP, and the optical to my AVR and set up a new activity with my harmony remote."

That's exactly what I do, works like a charm. Simple as that. Monoprice is great for cabling, adapters, etc., far as prices go.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swordsandtequila wrote:
"I would run the DP to hdmi cable to my samsung DLP, and the optical to my AVR and set up a new activity with my harmony remote."

That's exactly what I do, works like a charm. Simple as that. Monoprice is great for cabling, adapters, etc., far as prices go.


ordered from monoprice...$20 total including delivery.

Thanks!!
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