Ok, strike another thing off of my wishlist. As a followup to my IPTV thoughts post, I have purchased one of the new Mac Mini’s with an HDMI port over the weekend. I even got the pleasure of buying it, atwhat I believe is the original Apple Store, in Tysons Corner,Virginia while visiting my in-laws.
Apple quietly released a revision to the Mac Mini this morning while updating the online store. The new version features a new unibody Aluminum enclosure for the Mac Mini, a slimmed profile, and best of all HDMI — making it the first Mac with a native HDMI port.
I had been contemplating getting a Mac Mini to replace my aging Apple TV at home and to offer us the capability of watching NetFlix or Hulu directly on our TV. I had found dongle cables to offer video and audio to HDMI on the last revision of Mac Mini and was just waiting primarily on our house build to get going to see how our money looked as we were finishing the project. I have been trying to be very good about my technology purchases – since I felt like we had higher priorities.