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    Need a streaming device

    I am returning the Boxee. I dont want to wait on Netflix - March is looking like a possibility...), and I am not liking it as much as I thought.

    At this time I am considering:

    Apple TV
    Apple Mac Mini
    Google TV (Logitech Revue)
    Dell Zino

    I dont think I want to build a mini computer, but I can find a Zino or Mini for around $400 bucks.

    I want to stream Netflix, and probably some Hulu, need to watch old episodes of TV shows we miss.

    I would like to stream music, but not a deal breaker.

    I have a LCD monitor not being used in our office. Both wife and I use laptops, so it is just sitting right now.

    In reality, the Apple TV will probably satisfy my needs, but I dont want to pay to watch TV shows. If I can access free stuff from Hulu or the network sites, I would be sold.

    Ideal set up - Mac mini in the office. Use as a "HTPC" but with use for photo editing and such in the office, some word processing, etc.
    I can run a cable in the attic to connect to the receiver. Streaming of Netflix and music, using TV as second monitor, audio through receiver.

    I dont know enough about Macs to know if this is reasonable. I assume it is, but you know what they say about assuming.

    So tell me pros/cons about the ideas, and tell me where to go.


    On a side note - I intend on getting a network storage device, connecting it to my router for wireless access to all storage. Intend on getting a few DVD's ripped for a small media server, then stealing all my friends DVD's and adding them to the collection, so I wont be streaming all the time. I like to browse on the computer while watching TV/movies, and with limited speed due to DSL, it would be nice to have some things stored on a HDD rather than streaming.

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    Founding Member el_chupo_'s Avatar
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    Also, anyone tried Plex?

    Plex for OS X

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