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Mac McL
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject: Mac Mini location Reply with quote

Hi,

We are renovating a relatively small apartment in Hong Kong and, never having owned a Mini Mac, we would like to incorporate it into our media centre.

Everything will be running from a hidden AV cabinet set up in the study - amplifier, bluray player etc, and we would like to have the Mini Mac in there too, for use on the LED TV set up in the lounge room.

We have been told by some Mac representatives here that line of sight is required for Mini Mac usage on our TV, especially with the wireless keyboard/mouse.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get around this problem? We don't want to ruin the streamline look of our wall with only our TV on it, by having to make a shelf for just the Mini Mac...

The line of sight issues with the rest of the equipment has been solved by using a Logitech 900 remote (RF).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there!

I think mini's ship with bluetooth these days as a standard feature, so you can also use a iPod Touch or iPhone, or even a WiiMote to control the mini. However, it looks like you are setting with a Logitech remote, so you should be good to go.

You might want to check out the gallery to see some of the setups that people have. Some are very nice!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply!
Our biggest concern is not being able to use the wireless keyboard/mouse/trackpad with the Mac Mini being out of sight (different room)... unless the keyboard etc, can use bluetooth?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the apple mouse and keyboard can use bluetooth. I will post a link on a low cost way to help bluetooth reception.

lets say you buy it and have reception issues buy this below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833242003&cm_re=bluetooth_dongle-_-33-242-003-_-Product

attach to this or a shorter one and move it around a bit to get reception


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816023&cm_re=usb_extension-_-12-816-023-_-Product



best thing is you don't need to commit until you get the mini. also sometimes the dongle with no extension is good.
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