The Samsung UE46B6000 + Apple Mac Mini + Plex

So it’s been some days with the new Mediacenter Setup. And all I can say is: Oh boy that is some serious cool setup. I wouldn’t want to chance anything beside adding a new Sound System (>5.1 FTW!).

The Display itself is thinner than thought:

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I strongly recommend the Mac + Plex + Full HD display setup. Even if you don’t get any HD content from your cable provider you can live-stream or download HD content through the different provider plugins inside Plex. The plugin infrastructure with the built-in “App Store” is just great.

Since Plex is a XBMC based Mediacenter software you have tons of information scrapers regarding series and movies. So you’re eventually huge collection gets indexed and presented in a way you would not get from any other Mediacenter. You get pictures, movie posters, descriptions and many more just by automatic indexing your collection.

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MST3k FTW!

Needless to say that HD content is something different. I only had some HD content on normal computer displays in the last years – having it now huge and sharp is different – better.

BTW: It’s on the floor right now because my wife couldn’t decide until now which tv-stand would suffice…

Source 1: http://av.samsung.de/produkte/detail2_main.aspx?guid=b6c1306c-f57d-4ce7-a944-56cc7346ed2e
Source 2: http://www.apple.com/macmini/
Source 3: http://plexapp.com/

8 thoughts on “The Samsung UE46B6000 + Apple Mac Mini + Plex

  1. hi really great and impressive !
    i have the same screen (Samsung UE46B6000) and will buy a mac mini soon – but how did you connect the mac to the UE46B6000 ? Could you tell me which cables i have to found ?
    Thanx a lot !

  2. Thanx a lot for your response ! ;)
    What about the sound ? The mini DVI is only for the image, isn’t ?
    How do you connect the “audio-out” from the mac mini ? Directly to the TV with a mini-jack ? Or to another component (Hifi…) ?
    Thanx again ;)

    1. Ah! I forgot the audio! You’re right: For the first time I connected external “computer speakers” (active speakers)… but because the mac mini can output digitally you just need a toslink cable that fits for the mac mini (ask amazon) and a hifi receiver which decodes and amplifies the digital audio signal. Plex will work fine with this setup because you can lock it to analog or digital output only.

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