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kenji kunoichi
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i am going to buy a mac mini, so instead of buying a monitor , i can fit my plasma tv(full HD) on it ..... will that be ok ? I will use bluetooth KB , mouse
Bear Bibeault
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What's the input to your TV? HDMI? DVI?

The Mac Mini already has HDMI output, in addition to MiniDisplay Port. If your TV needs something else, you may need to get a MiniDisplay Port to whatever converter.

I personally find TV displays too "soft" to serve effectively as a computer monitor. But it might work out for you.

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kenji kunoichi
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Pat Farrell

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Check before you commit. I also find that TVs have too low of resolution for my tastes/eyes. I like really high resolution. A TV gives you a lot of size, but even a 1080P signal is not high resolution in the computer world. I'm typing this on my MacBook Pro 15" and its running at 1680x1050 on the 15" screen. There is no real difference between the 1050 that my MBP has and a good 1080P TV, yet the TV is going to be a lot bigger.

Steve Luke

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I agree with all the previous posts. I have a mac mini I use as a media server computer. It works great for the video aspect of things, but going through applications that aren't designed for TVs is annoying - too low resolution.

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