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Shawn's Mac mini setup
This is my Mac mini that I picked up on 7/12. As you can see, it fits nicely into the entertainment stand and works well on the Samsung 61" DLP. I have it networked, wirelessly, into my home system so it has access to my 160GB net-drive for storage. I'm happy as I can sit on the couch and surf, create music, etc. with my wireless keyboard and mouse. Life is good.
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Susurrus [Jul 13, 2005 at 06:47 PM]
Nice setup. Seems like you have enough money...wanna buy me some RAM? Is that keyboard USB? What kind is it? I've been looking for a nice USB keyboard.
Aqua X [Jul 13, 2005 at 10:42 PM]
I want to hook my Mac mini up to the TV everytime I see one of these HT setups. I'm ordering the Apple DVI to video adapter. I can't take it anymore!
Bandit Bill [Jul 16, 2005 at 03:27 AM]
It looks very nice.
Shawn [Jul 18, 2005 at 03:11 PM]
Sorry it took so long for the response but thanks for the comments. The keyboard is an M-audio keyboard from CompUSA for $99.99. It is USB and it works great. I also recently ordered 1G from newegg.com for $92.00. It's amazing that Apple wanted 3 bills.
Anon [Jul 18, 2005 at 03:16 PM]
Nice rig. Are you connecting the mini to the sammy with the dvi > hdmi port or are you using svid/composite?
Shawn [Jul 19, 2005 at 10:41 PM]
The mini is actually VGA. The DVI/HDMI port is taken by the HD satellite receiver.
Anon [Jul 20, 2005 at 10:17 PM]
so does the display works with all the mac mini apps including idvd/imovie....
Bandit Bill [Jul 22, 2005 at 01:42 AM]
You may want to play around with you speaker placement for optimal sound. Like move them forward, apart more and toe them in a bit.
Shawn [Jul 29, 2005 at 03:26 AM]
Everthing works fine on the television. As for moving the speakers, if I took a picture looking the opposite way, the couches are huge and don't leave much space.
Ranger1021 [Nov 18, 2005 at 08:32 PM]
All that cool stuff, and no digital camera
Kswan [Jan 05, 2006 at 04:13 PM]
Very nice. How is your screen res though? Considering buying a mini for my Sony Wega 55" LCD HDTV and Apple tells me the screen res would really really suck because the graphics card couldn't run that TV. What do you think?
jakandhismac [Nov 01, 2007 at 09:11 PM]
i dont know about his setup, but i have connected my mini to a few tvs, i had it connected to a 27" tv via vga, and i had it connected to a 42 inch plasma via dvi, and they both looked sharp at 1024x768, and the 42 looked great at 1440x1050

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