Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin
Did you get Intel graphics or AMD graphics?
I don't know if it makes a difference, but it might, since the video drivers are (obviously) different.
I got the one with Intel graphics card.
Originally Posted by grubavs
Yes, please give all your mini/iMac/Drobo details (see chefklc's post just before yours). Thanks.
RE: PLEX vs XBMC - I tried XBMC (again after a couple years since the last try) on chefklc's recommendation and will not go back. Watched a rip of A Better Life last night and had subtitles perfectly, something I could never do with PLEX (in fact I was going with DVDs instead of BDs with foreign language films because of that... not now). Good interface, works with my Harmony 880 & diNovo mini.
I will write up a more detail on my setup and add diagrams to help. To note, I switched to 720p from 1080p because with 1080p it's not very easy to see the small icons, text in the toolbar but the problem with 720p is that it doesn't fill my tv screen perfectly like 1080p does. I have tried tweaking the overscan slider but it doesn't cover vertical and horizontal spanning the way I want it to. Since, the Mac Mini is being used for more than just running Plex I need to be able to see the browser's icons and url field. Otherwise, I would leave it at 1080p.