der Mac mini als Mediacenter

Engadget hat einen äusserst ausführlichen Bericht über den Mac mini und einen möglichen Anwendungsfall des Mini-Computers: als Mediacenter direkt am TV… keine schlechte Idee – jedoch ist da vermutlich eine Xbox deutlich besser zu verwenden… ist jedenfalls meine Meinung…

“Yep, everyone’s talking about using the Mac mini as a home media center, and there’s a reason why: its diminutive form factor makes it a good candidate to fit unobtrusively into an existing audio/video or home theater setup. It looks more like a consumer electronics device than a computer, so it won’t look out of place in your living room. We think of it as the central brain of our system; the glue that holds all the devices together. It can serve the role of scheduler, controller, audio/video recorder, audio/video playback, audio/video download, and it even makes a decent audio/video production unit, as well. You might not win the next Sundance with your iMovie, but you sure can impress everyone at the next family reunion.”