(Welcome to Kelly, one of the "techettes" vying for a blogging position at the upcoming AT:Home Tech. Comment away.)
Throw away your televisions!
So you've joined the Mac Mini revolution, maybe you've purchased the wireless keyboard, mouse, the external hard drive, and crystal clear display all for the sake of design. You may think what is left? How about a way to merge your computer with your television set? Even if you don't have the newest Mini, or the top-of-the-line Apple Cinema Display, this is still a viable option. You are just missing one essential piece of hardware, the Miglia TVMax.
The Miglia TVMax is a digital video recorder that allows you to merge your computer and television into one streamlined unit. It allows you to watch TV and record and edit programs in a Tivo-like fashion. It syncs with TitanTV , an online television program guide, and even exports your recordings to your iPod or PSP. They have also fit everything into a Mac Mini-sized package, allowing you to stack it with the Mini itself.
Sadly, it is not without a few drawbacks. The software the recorder utilizes only works with Macs, so PC users are out of luck. Also, there is no way to schedule repeat recordings. Want it to record House every week? No problem, but you're going to have to manually tell it to do so and update it regularly.
All-in-all, the Miglia TVMax offers a viable way to ditch your outdated television in favor of a compact media viewing setup. Its sleek and small design allows for it to fit effortlessly into your current system and create a powerful, efficient entertainment system for smaller spaces.
You can find it here, for $189.