[mythtv-users] Mac Mini or PS3 best for 1080p FE

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 13:48:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Mark J. Scheller
<mark.j.scheller at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm taking the plunge to HD.  In planning out my new system, I'm trying to
> decide between using the PS3 or a Mac Mini for a Myth FE.  My installer has
> suggested the PS3 for a Blu-Ray player, being an inexpensive option for
> watching Blu-Ray movies, and I thought about using the PS3 for a FE as well.
> My research shows that the PS3 as a Myth FE seems to be fairly difficult and
> clunky at best.  The Mac Mini seems a much better proposition, but won't
> give me the ability to play Blu-Ray DVDs.
> Am I better off getting both?  Then I can leave the PS3 off unless watching
> a movie (or playing a game) and save on its large power draw!

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