3677 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2010 2:54 AM by fluke80
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 11:25 PM (in response to guyvitetta)Depends on what you are going to use the set up for.
I don’t know about Toshiba, but I have an old (2001) 27” Sony WEGA Trinitron that I hooked my Mac mini up to and I’m VERY happy with the results. I watch streaming Netflix movies, Hulu, TWIT Live, YouTube, etc. Once I found the right connections it all went easy.
I used the MonoPrice
VGA to RCA/S-video/VGA adapter ($27.51) and connected the video to my tv using the S-video cable. I used a standard white/red audio cable from my Mac mini to the tv. (the cable has a single plug on one end that plugs into the mini and white/red plugs on the tv end of the cable to plug into the left/right audio ports on the tv).
I use an Apple wireless keyboard (the small one) along with a Microsoft Mobile Wireless 3500 mouse. With the downloadable software for the mouse you can use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out. My sofa is about 12 feet away from the tv, so I can zoom in to read text, menus etc.
I have an iMac in another room in the house and it is plugged into the cable modem. I just turned on “Internet Sharing” in the System Preferences on the iMac, then turned on the Airport on the Mac mini and that’s it. No need to buy an Airport Extreme Base station, or any other wireless router.
Again, I use this set up mostly for watching Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, etc. and would not recommend using the tv as a “computer monitor” for “computer” type of tasks, like word processing etc.
Hope this helps.iMac G5, iMac 2.66 GHz Intel C2 Duo, Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)