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752 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2006 2:36 AM by eurobum
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2006 4:19 PM (in response to eurobum)3920
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No problem for the 500 GB external HD, fits to the G4 Mini ports, but you won't be able to use the Apple Remote as it needs new generation infrared receiver.
AxliMac G4 (17-inch 1.25 GHz 1 GB), Mac OS X (10.4.8); Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2006 4:26 PM (in response to eurobum)Axl is right, that remote is specifically for the iPod docks with the IR receiver.
Also, Front Row is currently only included with Macs that have the IR receivers built in. If you want to use Front Row with a PowerPC Mac mini, you'll have to wait until next year when Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is released. It will include Front Row for all Macs. However, until it is released, no one here knows what brand or model remote controls might work with it.
Just so you know, links to the online Apple store that contain a string of seemingly random letters and numbers will time-out after a few minutes. While they are still active, someone could add an item to YOUR shopping basket. The could not check out without your password, but the next time you do check out there could be a surprise! You can make a static link to the item if you know Apple's part number like this:
-Doug2GHz Intel iMac 2GB RAM, 500GB HD Super Drive / 2GHz BlackBook 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1.42GHz Mac mini 1GB RAM, 80GB HD / EyeTV Hybrid / 40GB iPod photo 2GB iPod nano
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2006 11:05 PM (in response to Douglas McLaughlin)Ok, thanks alot for the very helpful responses (also with the link issue).
****, I really wanted remote/Front Row, but I think I'll pass on this G4 offer then and try to save up in stead. Nothing sweeter than buying new stuff anyways.
Do you guys have any advice for building a mediacenter?
I won't be using it for anything else! Someone told me for those kind of tasks, 1.66 GHz would be sufficient, as would 1 GB ram. And since I'm buying the large ext. HD I'm only getting the 60 GB HD to go with it (I know, as cheap as possible).
If I were to buy the Mini with those specs, would it be a problem viewing various video files, listening to music and watch slideshows?
Also, it's possible to set up a home network from PCs to Macs right? Because I'll be storing movies only on the Mac Mini. Photos and music I want to view/play through the network directly from my PC. Possible?
Hope you guys can answer these questions, even if they're a little off topic from the original matter.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2006 1:22 AM (in response to eurobum)Yes, Yes, Ye,s & Yes! with the 1.66 intel core duo. I have and it does all what you want even networking with pc's. just get all the codec for all the video formats.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2006 2:36 AM (in response to hatman45)Wow, this is going to be awesome, thank you very much hatman.
I've got one last question (for now .. I've gotten a good price on a 1.66 Intel Duo Core now ... But it's only 512 mb Ram and as stated I would prefer 1 GB. Is it upgradable by non professionals? Can I buy a blok of ram and insert it?