Mac Mini HTPC *pics*

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  1. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Using Miglia's TVMicro, EyeTV 2.3, a DVI to S-Video adapter, then optical audio out to my Arcam AVR-200. All speakers are Polk Audio LSi series. TV is "old and busted" 34" CRT Toshiba HD, no DVI :( Wish I had a DVI hookup, but it works pretty well.

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  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    that tv is not "old and busted" fuck you.
     
  3. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    word :rolleyes:
     
  4. plat

    plat New Member

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    you could always try a DVI to component adaptor, it might take a little hacking to get the mini to output the right signal but it would probably work.

    assuming that is an intel mini and not the older g4..:hs:
     
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  5. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    more details plz... does it DVR? how does video get into the box?
     
  6. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    pretty cool mang

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  7. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    looks pretty sweet. How much did you spend in total?
     
  8. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    So like... how is it?
     
  9. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    TVMicro, it's a USB based analog TV tuner. Full DVR, but it lacks some features like "season" recording, but I've submitted bugs to Elgato.

    It works pretty decent actually, but with a plasma or LCD TV it would work much better because you'd get full resolution screen.

    $599 Core Solo Mini
    $20? DVI-SVideo
    $99 TVMicro with software
     
  10. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    why not get DVI to component cables? Surely the quality would be better than svideo.
     
  11. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Yea, that's the next step, just need to find some.
     
  12. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    I have a set of them... they came wit my x1900xtx :o

    if the tv tuner is analog, how does it handle high def/digital signals?
     
  13. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    It doesn't handle HDTV. There's a new tuner that came out days after I got mine that will do HDTV.
     
  14. alptekin

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    true. mine is way worse.
     

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