RE: "My DVD player just died and I was looking at the WIFI blu-ray players so I could get to streaming movies (I am addicted to movies). Am I understanding correctly, that I could get the mini, hook up to the tv with the hdmi, and access my existing netflix, pandora, iPhoto, etc. And also be able to play regular DVD's?
Am I missing out on something by not getting a blu-ray player?"
We're after the same thing! Like you, I also want to be able to access media from the Mac Mini's harddrive. Plus I'm about to buy a Network BluRay Player (probably Sony N460 or next model up but not sure yet). Since I don't want to use Ethernet cable to connect BD Player to internet (prefer to use my router for wireless connection to BD Player for Streaming Media), I'll have to purchase separately a USB wireless bridge gizmo (adds another $50-$80 to price) + possibly a USB flash drive so all BD features will work. With Sony's BD Players, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, DailyMotion, Crackle, YouTube (& more) can be streamed thru Sony's Network BD Player to my HDTV &/or HD Monitor. I only know about Sony's BD Players so far, not other mfgrs. Also, I've only used Windows so all things Mac will be Brand New to me! Want to run both Mac OS & Win7 on the Mac Mini using VMWare.
QUESTIONS: Confused about how this new Mac Mini connects to Network BD Player (I know, NO BLURAY ON MAC MINI). 1st, must connect (or Pair) Network BD Player to my wireless router. Also, connect HDTV or HD Monitor to Network BD Player via HDMI cable. How to connect / integrate Mac Mini into this setup so I can access media from my HDD? And can I connect a Digital USB TV Tuner to this new Mac Mini OR do I have to buy an AppleTV unit?
Can anyone help me with this?
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