“Don’t have a shiny new iMac G5? But you want to make a Mac the center of your home entertainment system? Don’t despair. Instead of shelling out thousands for a system, use this guide to connect an existing Mac to your home stereo and television.”
Make Your Own Mac Media Center
Submitted by Tyr. 2006-01-04 Apple 4 Comments
I like the idea of having a TV recorder
I like to have my iTunes library playing through my stereo
I like being able to watch other region DVDs through my TV and not just though my mac’s monitor
Software, software, software!
Media Central seems nice, never tried it.
CenterStage is buggy! I would wait a long time before trying it again.
Need some good, stable, all inclusive software!
Remote control is ESSENTIAL – Have you ever hooked up your computer to a TV? Go ahead – try it! You cannot see the font on many things because your TV’s resolution is not even close to your monitor’s! Unless you are projecting onto a screen then the keyboard is useless.
What the article did not mention:
Salling Cliker – Not the best, but it is scriptable, and it can control many things with a standard BT enabled phone or PDA
we can have a linux media center for less
can run a lot of software