Mac Home Theater Setup

home_theater_icon.pngThe time has finally arrived where my home theater setup is complete…well sorta (which I’ll get to in a bit). I had a couple design criteria that were different from most other setup’s that I have seen. The first is when it was not being used it had to be hidden because the Bombay dust is a killer and secondly I did NOT want a receiver. The cabinet was custom made and the front of the doors have glass so you can actually write on it with a dry-erase pen (why? don’t ask). Next I was going to use the Mac mini as the center of the system, but I felt we are so close to a Mac mini revision I decided to wait and use my PowerBook G4 for the moment. As I mentioned I didn’t want a receiver because the apartment is a bit small and having some massive 1000 watt amplifier driving 7 speakers would have made it insanely loud. Instead I opted for the Bose Companion 5 which has a small base module and two speakers, yeah I miss out on 5.1 or 7.1, but I’ve had a Bose AM-5 and AM-7 and felt I never fully used them. The Mac is hooked up to a Sony Bravia KLV-40S200A, the TV is great and it looks awesome when connected to the Mac. Below are some pics, I’ve also included the DisplayConfigX settings.


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