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mitdralla
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Heyyyy,

I was thinking of getting a media center PC or Mac mini to hook up to my tv through hdmi. Use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to control.

Any suggestions on what to get? Know any inexpensive solution?

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Firsh
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I got a 15m long HDMI and hook my regular PC to the tv and can switch between monitor layouts with a hotkey. Work mode then Fun mode. You can get the cable for around $75. I already got wireless keyboard and mouse.

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SomethingDesign
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I use an Egreat media player wireless. is perfect for movies, browsing, music and is not expensive as apple products. You cam play through it any shared media from your computer or you can attach a HDD directly on it. Look here http://en.egreatworld.com/en/. You can easily buy it from ebay. Personally I bought one second hand cheap price and works perfectly.

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Pricop
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I got a 15m long HDMI and hook my regular PC to the tv and can switch between monitor layouts with a hotkey. Work mode then Fun mode. You can get the cable for around $75. I already got wireless keyboard and mouse.

I was doing exactly the same, I got a laptop hooked up to a 21” monitor, and a HDMI cable around 10m which I plug-in instead of the 21” monitor, Logitech wireless keyboard + mouse with Unifying technology (1 small usb adapter for both products).

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duotive
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What i did after a long while thinking is buy this – http://www.cloudmedia.com/products/popcornhour/store-a-300

It’s a little expensive with the hard-drive inside, and maybe sometime slow in the interface, but it plays movies great and with high quality. I love that i bought it and would always recommend it.

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cmoreira
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When the time arrives for me to invest in something like this, I think the long HDMI cable is the cheapest solution. Like Firsh said:

(...) switch between monitor layouts with a hotkey. Work mode then Fun mode.

:D

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kg-nomad
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if your tv has usb you can try Android mini PC (UG007) + T3 Air Mouse

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mitdralla
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Thanks for all the suggestions friends! Lots of neat ideas!

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