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Windows XP access to Apple Mac Mini Remote Desktop

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Recently, I installed an Apple Mac Mini with eyeTV Tuner, as a Set Top Box, to enable digital HDTV on my Sony Wega TV [an LCD HDTV alternatively a Projector is under investigation].

Apple Mac includes Remote desktop capability, and I wish to use my Windows XP VAIO for that purpose [via the existing LinkSys Wireless Network]. I would appreciate some guidance on where I might find a solution…
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Thank you for such a comprehensive response [in three lines eh!, the magic of the Internet]...
I have located and am planning to install UltraVNC 1.0.2 [http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/] on my VAIO, and will let you know how I get on.  Initially, I will attempt to use the native Apple Mac Mini VNC Server.

And how appropriate, the Mac OS X Hints web site is awesome [www.macosxhints.com]
The "Connect a Mac mini to an older RGB-only HDTV" is just so comprehensive, this is one stop reference point for anyone setting up the Mac Mini as a "Set Top Box" and Entertainment Centre.

 
 



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Downloaded and installed UltraVNC 1.0.2, and ran the Viewer (I have no need for the Server).
http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/, down load is free.
Log into the IP address of the Apple Mac Mini, using the name and password set in Systems Preferences/Sharing/Apple Remote Desktop.

Resolution set to 800x600 (interlaced), 60 Hz (NTSC) which creates less flicker on the Sony Wega TV in DRC-MF: DRC1250 mode [double number of lines and dots].
1024x768 also works fine with UltraVNC 1.0.2, but text is too small to be viewed on the Sony TV.
Performance is fine via an 11 Mb/s wirelss [LinkSys] home network.

I was unable to include a sample screen captured from UltraVNC 1.0.2, running on my Sony VAIO.

Thanks again...
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Glad to help. Don't forget to close the question.
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