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mac2mac
Apr 3, 2008, 05:41 PM
Ok so i had a mac mini lying about doing nothing so i thought i might as well use it to watch movies etc. on my tv.:cool:

So i went and bought a DVI-A - Component Video cable:
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=110767&stc=1&d=1207262072

The only thing is it doesn't work. The cable seems to be fine and so is the mac mini but all i get is a black screen.:confused:

Does anyone know how to get this working?



mcavjame
Apr 3, 2008, 05:58 PM
Isn't the mini a DVI-D (digital) connection only. If you have HDMI, I use a DVI to HDMI cable with my mini. You can get an Apple connector that goes from DVI to RCA/Svideo.

mac2mac
Apr 3, 2008, 06:15 PM
Isn't the mini a DVI-D (digital) connection only... Didn't think it is only DVI-D because it supports VGA which is analogue.

If you have HDMI, I use a DVI to HDMI cable with my mini... Dont have HDMi otherwise i definitely would have done that.

You can get an Apple connector that goes from DVI to RCA/Svideo. Yes but its 3 times more expensive and component video is better quality

TK B$K
Apr 3, 2008, 07:49 PM
Yeah the easiest cable ive ever used in your case was DVI to HDMI.