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Jason's Mac mini setup
This is a picture of my Mac mini setup as an integral part of my home theater.

The mini: 1.42ghz, 80gig, 512mb, bt/airport, wireless keyboard and mouse hooked up to a Yamaha htr-5830 and using Formac Studio DVR to record shows to disc from my Directv Tivo. I have a newertech ministack underneath the mini with a 300gb, 16mb cache maxtor drive that currently has 42 dvds ripped from handbrake that all runs through front row beautifully. The next step is to get a better tv and surround sound. The 12 year old Zenith isn't cutting it anymore.

Rate this file (current rating : 2.7 / 5 with 18 votes)
Anon [Feb 10, 2006 at 04:55 PM]
How would you rate picture quality using the DVI to video adapter? I want to use my 32" RCA for the same type of setup.
bwanac [Feb 10, 2006 at 06:08 PM]
Cheap HDTV CRT can be found everywhere! Go get one. And the gamecube with Wavebird... essential!
jonmon [Feb 10, 2006 at 10:23 PM]
yay gamecube and snowman!
Anon [Feb 11, 2006 at 05:45 AM]
Cool setup. Is that a Keyspan remote on top of the mini?
Jason [Feb 13, 2006 at 03:02 AM]
i would go to costco and get a cheap hd crt but my wife is pregnant and is probably going to pop tonight. the quality hooked up to the s-video is actually pretty good. if I am sitting on the couch then text is pretty much readable. thanks for the coments
ecking [Feb 15, 2006 at 07:30 AM]
Once your wife pops run out and get one, you're both gonna be leaving the house a....lot.....less.
Dave [Mar 08, 2006 at 03:51 PM]
Forget it, if you use the composite connectors instead of the s-video on the adapter, the picture looks like ass on any TV over 20"
rishi [Apr 04, 2006 at 08:02 PM]
what software do you use to rip dvds and does it retain the use of the menus, i have some home brew sofware i use right now on my x86 and i can rip any part of any dvd but when i rip the files that contain the menus they run just like a track and have no functionality

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