Apple’s new Mac mini: perfect for HDTV

“It’s finally arrived: the Mac that is made to be used with your HDTV! Browsing through Apple’s list of accessories for the new Mac mini reveals just what we have been waiting for. Not only do they list the various adapters that we mentioned in our ‘How to connect your PC to your HTPC’ article but they also mention all the various resolutions. So it doesn’t matter if you have DVI, HDMI, or VGA, you are covered,” Ben Drawbaugh writes for HD Beat in an oddly-titled piece, “The Intel Macmini is perfect for HDTV.”

MacDailyNews Take: What’s up next, “The IBM Power Mac is perfect for Photoshop?” But, we digress…

Drawbaugh continues, “I am the most excited about the mention of the resolutions; in the past you would have to use a third party product such as DisplayConfigX to get your Mac mini to output the correct resolution, now it seems it’s supported by OSX. This in combination with the overscan adjustment built into to the display preferences is very impressive. Audio was considered as well as the new Mac mini includes SPDIF in and out so you can enjoy DD 5.1 in all it’s glory.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy” for the heads up.]

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  1. Alan, the mini is the first step..

    Hardware first.. Content next.

    I’m gonna act like an analyst and predict that Disney and Pixar movies will be available first! Pretty intuitive huh?

  2. Well that takes care of the technical details, except HDCP of course.

    Since anything worth a darn to watch is controlled by the cable companies and HDCP, and there is no DRM from the Mini to a monitor, the only thing we can watch is a few “FreeHD” channels.

    Still need a ClearQAM decoder like the EyeTV 500.

    But at least we can hook up the Mini to a large 60″ Plasma without trouble.

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