Elgato and OWC hawk upgraded Mac Mini HTPC bundles: Blu-ray burner, 12TB, TV tuner

Simmer down, son -- neither Elgato nor Other World Computing are actually shoving 12TB of hard drive space within a 2010 Mac Mini, but if you order one of their new bundles, you'll definitely end up with as much. OWC is now selling pre-pimped Mac Mini machines, complete with bolstered storage options, an internal Blu-ray burner, Elgato's EyeTV Hybrid tuner (or HD DVR), more RAM than usual and an Apple Remote. The company plans to offer both the 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo systems, and it swears up and down that the machine will arrive preconfigured and ready to rock your home theater. The addition of a Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 4-bay storage solution enables you to keep even a vast library of digital content nearby, but there's no telling how much the outfit will charge for such a luxury. Hit the source link if you're scrounging for details, but don't expect pricing or an order button just yet.

Update: So, it seems that OWC isn't actually selling new Mac Minis itself, but will upgrade your own if you send it in. We'd like to take this opportunity to now recommend that OWC actually sell upgraded Mac Minis itself.

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Macworld 2011: OWC Chooses Elgato's EyeTV Television Solutions for new Media Center Offering

San Francisco, Calif. – January 27, 2011 - Elgato today announced that Other World Computing (OWC) has integrated EyeTV software and Elgato TV devices into their new, plug and play Home Theater Media Center Solution. The Media Center Solution includes installing the Plex digital media management platform onto a customer's 2010 Mac mini, and upgrading the computer with an EyeTV Hybrid tuner or EyeTV HD DVR, additional RAM, a storage solution, Blu-ray disc burner, and an Apple Remote. OWC will be demonstrating the new Media Center Solution in booth #513 at the Macworld Expo, which begins today in San Francisco, California.

"Elgato's award-winning TV tuners together with OWC's option-rich media center bundle are great companions to Apple's Mac mini," said Adam Steinberg, Elgato's Vice President of Marketing. "No matter if you have a premium package, or over the air HD, these bundles are the ultimate media center solution at an unbeatable price."

EyeTV Hybrid is an award-winning TV tuner stick for analog cable or digital antenna that delivers live television to your Mac. EyeTV HD is a full-featured DVR that captures television from your HD cable or satellite receiver and delivers it live to your Mac in high-definition.

Live Product Demos Presented At Macworld Expo
The OWC Media Center Solution for 2010 Mac mini will be demonstrated live at the Macworld Expo in OWC's booth #513. Pricing and ordering information for the custom configured bundle for 2010 Mac mini, which will include a 48 business hours or less installation turnaround, will be announced later this month.

About Elgato
Elgato produces award-winning TV software together with a complete range of TV tuners and capture devices to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on Macs and PCs. Elgato is the home of EyeTV, the world's leading television solution for Mac computers. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video conversion and streaming products. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company operates the popular e-commerce portal, which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech® acceleration, storage, and FireWire® product lines.