Replacing my Apple TV; some questions
I think it's almost time to replace my Apple TV–it's great for streaming audio, and Boxee is a nice touch, but it just doesn't have the horsepower for things like streaming live baseball or Netflix. I've long thought I'd replace it with a Mac mini–one of the most underrated Macs ever, in my opinion–but I've got a couple of issues to investigate:
Are there any Mac-compatible USB-to-optical audio converters? My receiver tends to work better with optical audio.I just realized I'm overcomplicating this issue; the mini's already got digital audio built-in and I just need to convert it to Toslink. I'd like something like this but it doesn't appear to have Mac drivers.Anybody used the M-Audio Transit with a Mac?
- I'm guessing DVI-to-HDMI has been sorted out,
but I want to do a little homework there as welland I actually have one of that adapters; it came with my HD video kit I bought awhile back.
- Are there any good wireless keyboard/trackpad-type combinations? Or maybe I should just go with VNC, huh?
I'm also not ruling out a Boxee/Ubuntu combo, as I figure I could get some refurbished hardware to support that setup for not a whole lot of money.
If anyone happens to read this and has any insights, I'd love to hear them.. Questions or comments? Let me know what you think.