Just switched from cable to DirecTV (7 HD channels on cable just wasn't cutting it), and we have a Mac Mini we'd like to use as a DVR. Possible? Practical?
posted by joshuaconner
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I'm disappointed with the service I'm getting from an Apple authorised repair centre. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times? [more inside]
posted by salmacis
on Nov 20, 2007 -
Seeking recommendations for small ethernet switch - a "splitter for travellers", maybe? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Volkswagen, BMW, and now Fiat have all recently bought out "remakes" of some of their classic cars (Beatles, Morris Minis and Fiat 500s). All of these cars do nothing more than pay homage to the original, stealing some aesthetic design features, while creating an entirely new car. But how much would it cost, now, to manufature a Volkeswagen Beatle the way they were made in 1969? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Apr 4, 2007 -
Will Mini Talk To Katana? I've got a intel mac mini with bluetooth, and a Sanyo Katana cellphone with bluetooth. Is it possible to get them to talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by willmize
on Dec 26, 2006 -
iPodFilter : In 2005, I bought her a Mini. Now, she has a Nano. Not sure how to deal with it the iTunes way. [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please.
posted by krautland
on Sep 4, 2006 -
I am looking toward upgrading my website's hardware. I want reliability and easy expansion.
Could migration to a cluster of mac minis be a good solution for a distributed website? [more inside]
posted by viiviiviivii
on Aug 25, 2006 -
Mini-CDs be damned! How do I remove one of those "mini-CDs" from a Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Apr 3, 2006 -
What prevents the volume control working on a Mac when the optical digital audio output is being used? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Mar 29, 2006 -
The wife and I have a Mac G5 tower, the PowerPC single processor, only 800Mhz (yes, we got caught--bought it a month too soon--damn you, Jobs!). It's 2 years old. We have a cinema display (sweet) and all the stuff we need, but now that the new Intel Mac Mini is out, we're seriously considering scrapping the G5 and going with the Mini. What should we do? Which would be faster? My wife thinks the G5 would still be faster, but I think that's nonsense.
posted by sholdens12
on Mar 6, 2006 -
My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete
on Feb 6, 2006 -
macModFilter: I have an idea for a mod to my old machine that's beyond my abilities. Apple store geniuses say it can't be done. (pshaw.) How do I find a mad scientist in the SF Bay Area who will take a hack at it? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Jan 3, 2006 -
Macfirewirefilter: I just bought a minimate--250gigs. It shows up on my desktop as being 1000gigs plus. Do i really have that extra space? Is something wrong?
posted by amberglow
on Dec 2, 2005 -
Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer
on Nov 2, 2005 -
I'm seriously considering buying a Mac Mini. What's the best 17" or larger flat screen monitor for under $600 that will compliment this system? Sharpness, color and resolution are key for I am used to the typically awesome Apple brand monitors.
posted by thebarron
on Sep 25, 2005 -
I have a Mac mini and a 17" Apple CRT display (gray and white, matches the old G4). Help me diagnose a problem I am having since I moved. [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Jul 19, 2005 -
iPodfilter: Is there a voice recorder for iPod mini
? Googling seems to denote that there's no firmware support for any recorder on iPod mini.. but I want to conduct interviews with the little silver bugger! Please help!
posted by By The Grace of God
on Jul 8, 2005 -
I'd like to buy/build a PC with the form factor of a Mac Mini. Suggestions/references?
posted by xmutex
on Jun 23, 2005 -
I've made the switch to a Mac Mini, and unfortunately it seems to be detecting my monitor capabilities incorrectly; how can I override this autodetection, or otherwise get around the problem? [more inside]
posted by Chunder
on May 28, 2005 -
Do Mini Coopers really need high-octane gas? (Apologies to my boyfriend for asking this question because he says they do! I'm just not convinced.)
posted by abbyladybug
on May 20, 2005 -
What do you all think of the 2004 Mini Cooper convertible? Specifically, in comparison to a 2004 mini beetle convertible, or a well-cared-for 2001/2002 Cabrio convertible (I don't think they made a convertible Cabrio after 2002)?
posted by luriete
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I've taken the plunge, and purchased a Mac Mini. I've used Windows primarily for most of my life, with a bit of Debian Linux. What recommendations do you all have for general use, software, etc etc?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Mar 19, 2005 -
Anyone know of a decent software soultion for my Hauppauge USB tv card and my new Mac mini please?
posted by kenchie
on Mar 9, 2005 -
I just hooked my Mac Mini up to a new 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor. At unpredictable intervals, the display fades to blue for a moment and then comes back. What's going on? Are my settings wrong or is something broken?
posted by inksyndicate
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
posted by jonson
on Jan 20, 2005 -
[PCHardwareFilter] Inspired by the recent MacMini, I've been looking at Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs. (This isn't a question about the mac, I use a powerbook, but run an IT Division). What companies make SFF PCs that are good, reliable, and suprisingly decent little beasts. I'd love to hear reviews and accolades. I know of Shuttle
... What else is there?
posted by warhol
on Jan 16, 2005 -
So. I'm looking at getting an iPod (probably the mini ... for running and stuff), and I'm overwhelmed by the accessories: what do you think are the essential accessories for using it by itself, in the car, and in the home (eg in the kitchen)?
posted by silusGROK
on Aug 27, 2004 -
I find myself in possession of a Sony Mini Digital Video Cassette tape that was taken while I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago. I need to get it converted over to NTSC, PAL, and DVD, but am having trouble.... (I know you didn't see it coming, but there's more inside!) [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on May 27, 2004 -