In this article, I am going to take you through the steps of building a Mac Media Center. Since Apple announced the Mac Mini every one has been talking about building a Mac Media Center and using a Mac Mini to do it with.Which Mac Should You Get?There are a number of Mac’s on the market, and you need to consider who you will use your Mac Media Center in order to decide on which Mac will suite your needs the best.
The Mac Mini
The Mac Mini seems the obvious solution for a Mac Media Center. It’s small design, and low noise and heat makes it a great candidate to fit in with your existing mix of stylish audio equipment.The Mini is a great little device, it has a nice processor, a DVD drive, some hard drive space and enough ports to plug it into all the additional equipment you need.The last thing you need is a big ugly tower case, with noisy fans to sit next to your TV and destroy whatever audio fidelity you are trying to enjoy. And the Mac Mini has some sex appeal too.
The iMac is also a good candidate for a Mac Media Center, although it’s appeal is slightly different from that of the Mac Mini.In a limited space environment the iMac can server a…