12500 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2008 12:19 PM by hotrodjohn
I play back hi-def stuff all the time either downloaded files or hi-def tv through an external receiver.
The mini handles it just fine.
There is no blu-ray playback software as mentioned in the other response. This is due to drm restrictions and the need to have a HDCP compliant monitor as required by the movie producers.
If you really feel you need Blu-ray-buy a PS3. Instead of just a $400 blu-ray player you get a game machine as well.
I want to minimize the number of components in my entertainment system and use the Mini for as much as possible. I have 100+ MP4 movies on a 1TB external drive and the Mini is connected with DVI-to-HDMI adapter to 52" Sony LCD, with audio to surround-sound setup. So I believe I do have HDCP-compliant monitor.
But how do you get hi-def movies into the Mini? At present I enjoy HD content through DirecTV, but iTunes provides HD content only to AppleTV.