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Old 06-27-2007, 01:00 PM
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Question G4 Mac Mini as SageTV client?

A guy at work is selling a G4 Mac Mini in decent condition for $400(US) and I'm considering buying it to use as a SageTV client. This would let me move our current SageTV server out of the room and the Mac Mini would replace it as a quieter, more compact client. I'd be connecting it to a Westinghouse 42" LCD HD Monitor through DVI, and it would connect to the server via a wired 100MB network. My current Windows Server/Client PC works well, but I always feel like it's pushing the envelope as far as video performance goes.

What are your experiences with the G4 Mac Mini? I'm most interested in how well the video looks (stuttering, etc.) and how well it responds to remote commands.
-Jim Barr

HTPC: AMD ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 Motherboard; Athlon 64 3200+ Orleans 2.0GHz; 2GB RAM; eVGA 256MB Geforce 7300LE; 1x40GB IDE HDD (OS), 2xSeagate Barracuda 320GB SATA HDD (Recordings); Antec Overture II Case; Windows XP Pro SP2; SageTV v6.5
Video sources: Currently, none. I'm using SageTV for Music, Photos, and Video playback.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:11 PM
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how much ram? if it's a base system, that price seems high.

search dealmac to see the best prices on new and refurbished Macs.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:54 PM
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G4 mac mini is pretty slow. The Intel based ones are much more capable, and several folks here use them as clients.

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