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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Building a Media Center
I took a crack at building myself a media center. My goals were,
- Easy to use / Reliable: No crashing, regular admin and controllable with a remote
- Performs as many of the following as possible (in rough priority order): TV, Netflix, Hulu, DVD, DVR, iTunes, WiFi Router, BitTorrent.
- Minimize the number of boxes I need and minimize power usage
- Cheapish

My solution ended up as,
- VIZIO 42" LCD HDTV ($800)
- Mac Mini 2.1 (1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD)
- VGA cable
- Stereo cable

Setting up the Mac Mini

Next Steps
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