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Three things to make the Mac mini even better?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know a DVI-to-HDMI cable only gives you the video only. I also know HDMI also transmits the audio also. But majority of PC monitors out there have DVI. First and foremost, the Mac mini is a computer. Second of all, the monitors that have built in speakers are usually crappy. So it's best to go thru some other option for audio. Like even small separate speakers, remember those little round ball Apple speakesrs? I do think it would be nice to keep away from cable clutter. Right now it's all about either VGA or DVI for PC monitors.

But if you want to go into the future. Then skip HDMI or DVI and go with either of these...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Display_Interface
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort
I think that would be perfect for a Mac Pro or any "headless" Mac.

Thanks for your advice but my set up is Mac mini and a Toshiba 32" LCD TV, not a PC monitor. As I said, I use an iMac for usual computer tasks.

If you try to use a Mac mini with an LCD TV as a computer, the best connection is DVI or VGA, otherwise (HDMI) the Mac sticks to 720 or 1080 HD TV resolutions.

The more uses we find for a Mac mini, the better for all of us.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amlara wrote:
If you try to use a Mac mini with an LCD TV as a computer, the best connection is DVI or VGA, otherwise (HDMI) the Mac sticks to 720 or 1080 HD TV resolutions.
the Mac mini is a computer, even if you are using it for home theater purposes, it is used as a home theater...... computer. I still see no reason to include HDMI on a Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switch to AMD cpu's
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rwmorton wrote:
Switch to AMD cpu's


Why would Apple switch to a lower performance part now? And play chipset roullette as a bonus.
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