Build The Ultimate Mac Entertainment Center

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Godzdude

Do you have an updated guide for this? It is about 4 years old.

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benpasley

check this link for how to do it:
http://www.timtoon.com/2009/06/21/getting-51-audio-out-of-a-mac-mini/
hope it helps

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tankusaf

I have done exhaustive searches on the internet and Apple support and they all tell me the same thing. iTunes does NOT support 5.1 sound on regular Macs. ONLY on the Apple TV. In your article you say that 5.1 is possible with the Mac Mini, did you actually prove that? I am using a 2Ghz Macbook, with Snow leopard and iTunes 9, and a toslink adapter to fiber optic going into my Sony receiver. I have several tv shows and movies in iTunes that refuse to work in surround sound, even when I change the sound output from stereo to surround. Playing DVD's works just fine with surround sound, however none of my iTunes content works. Have you found a way to make this work on your MacMini, since you said it would in the article? If so, lots of people on the internet are looking for that solution.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the desire to go beyond it.

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tankusaf

I have done exhaustive searches on the internet and Apple support and they all tell me the same thing. iTunes does NOT support 5.1 sound on regular Macs. ONLY on the Apple TV. In your article you say that 5.1 is possible with the Mac Mini, did you actually prove that? I am using a 2Ghz Macbook, with Snow leopard and iTunes 9, and a toslink adapter to fiber optic going into my Sony receiver. I have several tv shows and movies in iTunes that refuse to work in surround sound, even when I change the sound output from stereo to surround. Playing DVD's works just fine with surround sound, however none of my iTunes content works. Have you found a way to make this work on your MacMini, since you said it would in the article? If so, lots of people on the internet are looking for that solution.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the desire to go beyond it.

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DrOct

Wait, the new Mini's don't have an IR port? They how do they work with the apple remote that you cay buy with them for $19?

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goswim

While I didn't follow this article to the letter, I must say, it did inspire me to pull out an older 13" Intel MacBook, connect it to my 42" LCD and do some testing. Between Hulu subscriptions, iTunes, NetFlix, and a great program called Remote Buddy by iospirit.com, I'm giving it through this weekend, then calling the cable company on Monday to come pick up my cable box. I'm estimating since I'm using existing hardware, I'll save about $1000 this year. Thanks for a great article.

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