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Seriously considering putting the Mini in the living room

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Seriously considering putting the Mini in the living room Reply with quote

Hey All

Been a Mac user for just over a week, sold my PC. Say no more!

I think I'm going to buy the new intel mini [top spec version] and use that for my computing needs. Which leaves me with a spare mini.

I'm really considering putting in the living room and replaceing the old Buffalo Link Theater. I just have a few questions:

1 - Can I delete every [well most] progs from the mini, such as mail, safari, garageband, etc in order to make it faster?

2 - Has anyone used the s-video connector from Apple to link their mini's to their tv's? Any good?

3 - Been playing around with Media Central, seems like a good little program, similr to Front Row in appearance. Anyone had any luck any alternatives? Tried iTheatre, Front Row so far.

4 - Has anyone has any experience with the Keyspan remote? Any good? Does it have an eject button? This is crucial as I don't intend to have a keyboard or mouse in he living room, I'm just going to have Media Central load at start up.

Cheers in advance guys.
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