Category Archives: Hardware

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

Upgrading Our Mac Mini 6,2 Model MD388LL-A To Dual Hard Drives and 16GB RAM for ESXi

Today we are going to convert last years Mac Mini from desktop-computer duties to a powerful VMWare ESXi Hypervisor lab server. To upgrade this Mac for ESXi we will add a second hard disk, (we still want the ability to dual-boot back into Mac OS X). Using the OWC Data Doubler SSD/2.5" Hard Drive Installation Kit we…

Enable Component Video Output on 1st Gen AppleTV OpenELEC XBMC

Enable Component Video Output on 1st Gen AppleTV OpenELEC XBMC

Our default installation of OpenELEC/XBMC on the 1g AppleTV enables only HDMI video output.  To enable output through the component video ports we are going to browse to the ConfigFiles SMB share on the OpenELEC/AppleTV device and create a new plain-text file called xorg.conf and then edit the file. Here is the text as it…

1st Gen Apple TV as OpenELEC XBMC Hub with Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder

1st Gen Apple TV as OpenELEC XBMC Hub with Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder

Today we're going to setup a media-center hub with OpenELEC/XBMC and a ~$30 Broadcom BCM970015 Crystal HD Decoder card on an old first-generation AppleTV. With a 1 GHz Pentium M CPU, only 256 MB of RAM and an onboard NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics processor and software video decoding, the first-generation Apple TV isn't much…



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