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« on: December 15, 2009, 09:00:24 PM »

Hey Perk,

Per my brief comment about the mac mini as a HTPC, and mentioning digital out on the headphone jack...

yea, its apparently got Optical toslink built into it... lol. thats easy.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3153

Headphone out / optical audio out port   
The headphone / line output jack accommodates digital optical audio output, analog audio output with a 24-bit, 44.1-192 kHz D/A converter, digital audio output up to 24-bit stereo and 44.1-192 kHz sampling rate and supporting encoded digital audio output (AC3 and DTS). For analog headphone / line output a standard audio cable with 3.5mm metal plug should be used. For digital audio, a standard toslink cable with a toslink mini-plug adapter can be used.

incidentally, the input socket is also toslink.

So you just need this thing: http://4sp.in/2oR
a mini to normal toslink adapter.

So, yeay me!
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 08:38:02 AM »

That is frickin' stellar. That does put the Mini square into my sites, since I'm looking for more overall capability upstairs than the @TV has ...

Thanks nuts. Superb find. Why doesn't Apple make more noise about this? Is it all stupidity, they don't know how to use/why to use their own stuff, or are they lying in wait for something to come...?
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 06:20:35 PM »

i really have no idea. Its like a freakin footnote in some buried piece of tech junk. makes no sense.
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