Mac home theatre PC

When I was working at Microsoft, I had Windows envy for something like the first time in my life when I looked at what my coworkers were doing with Media Center PCs that they built themselves. That was a cool use of hardware. To fill that envious void, a couple veteran Mac bloggers have stepped up to start a Mac Home Theatre PC blog. The impetus behind the blog was the launch of the Mac Mini, which is certainly the most living-room ready Mac to date, but the blog is tackling other issues as well.

One hack that I’m looking forward to trying is the one that uses software included with Apple’s FireWire SDK to record HD programs off a Motorola DCT 6200 HD cable receiver. Of course, my 3 free GB of hard disk space would be exhausted by about 2 and a half minutes of HD programming, so I might have to wait for a while to really try out this hack. Still pretty cool, though.