To Mac or Not to Mac, That is the Question – HGG476

In a follow up to the post show conversation from show 475, Jim works thru all the options in purchasing a new Mac. Mike and Jim talk about configurations, setup, use and then pulls the trigger. Catch all the action including some additional info on Channels, a look at Jim’s dashboards in Home Assistant and pulling the plug on Plex…well..sort of. All that and more!

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To Mac or Not to Mac? That is the question

  • Podpage Voicemail 
  • Why now?  M1 envy
  • How I plan to use it?
    • Audio and video editing
    • Live streaming
    • General Browsing

Which one do I buy?


Product Updates:

Jim has some HA updates on Dashboards – Show them live



We showed the wrong dashboard last week for the Ultimate Dashboard for Unraid.


Jim is pulling the plug (sort of) on Plex


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