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jeffhilluk
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Mac Newbie Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I live in the UK. My first ever computer was an Apple //c back in the 80s, I later had an Amiga 500 and 600, then progressed onto a 486 PC followed later by various other PCs.

I have saved hard and have just placed an order with apple.com for my first Mac. I have ordered a Mac Mini with 2.0 ghz intel core 2 dual processor, 2Gb ram and 160Gb hard drive, along with cordless keyboard and mighty mouse plus a HDMI/DVI cable. All due to arrive in 6 to 8 weeks.

I am so excited about my new purchase, I can't wait for it to arrive. I am eager to join the Mac community and make new friends who also appreciate the Mac.

I have done a lot of research on the Mac Mini and OS x Leopard and am very impressed.

I am going to use the Mac from my sofa in the living room connected to my 26" HD LCD TV.

I currently use a 1.6 GHz 1Gb RAM laptop with 500Gb external HD with Logitech keyboard and mouse, which is ok, if a bit slow.

All I need to find now is a digital tuner to complete the home entertainment set-up.

Any suggestions ???
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Elgato EyeTV for DTT Stick is really good and great value IMO. You will really enjoy your new mini and this forum is a great resource if you come unstuck.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also on a side note it's interesting that your order is going to take 6 to 8 weeks to ship what with the new wave of rumors suggesting a Mac Mini update. Probably just me being speculative though...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jeff

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll love your mini.

6-8 weeks is a long time to ship Shocked where in the UK are you. It might have been quicker to go to an Apple store.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at SageTV www.sagetv.com

and the HDHomerun network tuners

http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/products/hdhomerun

i have been using both for years, and love them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked back at my order, it was the dvi - hdmi cable that was going to take the longest to be ready for delivery. I have since then cancelled the cable and my new mac mini should be with me Mar 21 - 24.

I needed to record a tv program using my pc so I purchased a hauppauge HVR 900 hybrid recorder that will work with both PC and Mac.

Although I am relatively pleased with it, I may buy a dedicated Mac TV tuner at a later date.

Thank you everyone for your feedback
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