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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Apple TV Roundup Reply with quote

Apple TV Roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Posted by: Charles

Apple has posted its service and support section for the Apple TV. This includes the long-awaited manual in PDF format. We have also continued to update our Apple TV news section with the latest news and reviews coming in from around the Web. Brian is also taking some box opening and comparison pictures with the Mac mini for the photo gallery. They should be posted in there later today or tomorrow. I would also like to invite everyone to post a picture of their Apple TV setup in the photo gallery.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/622.html


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to post a few pictures in the gallery. I'll be adding some more soon.

http://www.123macmini.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=8
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mac mini looks so much smaller in the first two pictures. Shocked
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We can all appreciate the fact that Apple smushed the Mac mini into the tv so it fits on our entertainment shelves better. We all know the Mac mini is a little foreign looking in that environment Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
We can all appreciate the fact that Apple smushed the Mac mini into the tv so it fits on our entertainment shelves better. We all know the Mac mini is a little foreign looking in that environment Very Happy

-jb


Then question is, will the next revision of Mac mini look like the TV? Though the new AirPort still has the form factor of the current Mac mini...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
jbstingray wrote:
We can all appreciate the fact that Apple smushed the Mac mini into the tv so it fits on our entertainment shelves better. We all know the Mac mini is a little foreign looking in that environment Very Happy

-jb


Then question is, will the next revision of Mac mini look like the TV? Though the new AirPort still has the form factor of the current Mac mini...


I like the size (depth to be exact) of the Mac mini better. I would rather see them make it a little taller if anything.
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g5g5 wrote:
I like the size (depth to be exact) of the Mac mini better. I would rather see them make it a little taller if anything at all.


I would also rather get a taller Mac mini (even twice the height) if it means a better GPU and a 3.5" hard disk.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like mac mini size.

and wouldn't the 3.5mm HD make it louder?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
g5g5 wrote:
I like the size (depth to be exact) of the Mac mini better. I would rather see them make it a little taller if anything at all.


I would also rather get a taller Mac mini (even twice the height) if it means a better GPU and a 3.5" hard disk.


They don't need the extra height for a GPU. A 3.5" drive would be another story though.

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and wouldn't the 3.5mm HD make it louder?


I'm sure there would be some extra noise, but Apple might be able to overcome some of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
g5g5 wrote:
I like the size (depth to be exact) of the Mac mini better. I would rather see them make it a little taller if anything at all.


I would also rather get a taller Mac mini (even twice the height) if it means a better GPU and a 3.5" hard disk.
Me too. The Intel mini is simply not an option until they upgrade the GPU, and a full size hard drive would be a nice addition. Actually, even without the hard disk, if the larger case meant they could improve the cooling and put a full power USB port on it... that would be nice...

Ironically the AppleTV has an nVidia GeForce go7300 GPU, which is the kind of GPU the Mini should have had.
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resuna wrote:
Ironically the AppleTV has an nVidia GeForce go7300 GPU, which is the kind of GPU the Mini should have had.


If the GeForce go7300 is so great, why did they choke it at 720p? I don't think the specs for it are anything that special either. They might be better off going with the Intel GMA X3000.
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scooper wrote:
resuna wrote:
Ironically the AppleTV has an nVidia GeForce go7300 GPU, which is the kind of GPU the Mini should have had.


If the GeForce go7300 is so great, why did they choke it at 720p?
I don't know. I doubt it's due to the GPU, the go7300 is used in laptops with much higher resolution than any TV.

It's definitely a more capable GPU than the appalling GMA950 they actually used in the Intel mini, and nVidia has been historically well supported in Apple computers.

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I don't think the specs for it are anything that special either. They might be better off going with the Intel GMA X3000.

* The GMA X3000 only supports OpenGL 1.5, the go7300 supports OpenGL 2.0.
* The GMA X3000 doesn't support dedicated video memory.

Given that graphics in OS X are based on OpenGL, and OS X is so memory hungry, I would MUCH rather see the go7300 than the X3000 in a future mini.
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