3798 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2010 5:49 PM by macmacjose
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2010 11:45 PM (in response to macmacjose)When you hook up a mini to a TV via HDMI, you are just using a TV as your monitor. Thus, just as you can use a browser on your regular monitor, you can use it on your TV. The difference is that the TV may be higher resolution than you are using on your monitor, or if you have a large display with a high resolution it may not appear as crisp as your monitor.
What you should do when connected to a large, 1920x1080 TV is use full page zooming in the browser to make the web page fill the screen more effectively, and be more easily viewed. This can be done manually in Safari, or via an extension (addon) for Firefox. I use the latter, and it works quite well.Mac mini 1.25 GHz PPC, Mac mini 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac OS X (10.4.11 on PPC mini)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2010 5:20 PM (in response to macmacjose)I run a Mac Mini 2.24 GHZ w/ a 40" Sony LCD TV and a wireless keyboard and magic trackpad. It doesn't have an HDMI jack, but rather the usual mini display port and the other VGA-like Mac port that only works with mac monitors (I can't remember the name of it). I connect the TV to the mini display port with an HDMI converter and it works swimmingly. This is not my main computer, however. I have a laptop and other perifferals that's more portable.
This system works really well. We barely ever watch cable anymore. Hulu has just about any TV you want to watch, and we download movies from iTunes and other sources all the time. On-Demand across the board, and though we have a DVR, we rarely use it. We may move this year and likely will not renew cable at our new place.Mac Mini 2.24 GHz, Macbook 2.4 GHz, Macbook Air 1.8 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.5)