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OWC To Transform Your Mac Mini Into The Media Center You Always Wanted

There’s those that live in iTunes with the Apple TV, and then there’s those that live off an assortment of digital media with a mess of HTPCs, NAS storage boxes, and long runs of ethernet. Mac Minis turn out to be pretty good multimedia centers at an affordable price point, and OWC wants to take your initial box and transform it into a powerful, redundant, and blu-ray capable monster. With OWC’s Media Center Solution program, they’ll upgrade your Mac Mini to the max, toss in a new RAID storage server, outfit your Mac Mini with an external Blu-Ray drive, and give you the option of a couple Elegato HDTV USB plugins so you have an effortless connection to your flatscreen. Why pay OWC when you could set all of this stuff up yourself? Well if you’re not terribly handy with cables, screwdrivers, or can’t stand the initial software setup between all these boxes, think of OWC as the cable installer (at least not Comcast ones): he’ll set you up and all you’ll have to do is turn on the TV. The best part of OWC’s package is that it’s easy to judge how much storage you need thanks to easy site layout – OWC plans to turn a complicated setup into a simple install starting a base price of $700.

[via Cult of Mac]

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