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Aug 18, 2010, 07:58 PM
Hi guys,

I'm trying to use a (display) on the mini just for downloading and other things. Then have a main viewing station as well for movies - So that's two displays. I also want to use it as a music server.

Now there is only one HDMI output. Do I need an HDMI splitter?

How can I accomplish this. Can you configure the mini to have audio go out one of the usb ports and video go out the HDMI port?

Or should I have both go out the HDMI port into the HDMI in on the pro/pro and then split at that point for the two displays?


Aug 19, 2010, 11:03 AM
mini has 2 video outs. hdmi and minidisplayport. also comes with an hdmi-to-dvi adapter. you can also buy minidisplayport-to-dvi and minidisplayport-to-hdmi adapters separately.

audio out can be set to use hdmi or headphone jack (digital/analog).


Aug 19, 2010, 11:35 PM
Mine is setup where mini is on mini display out to dvi to my main monitor and a HDMI under house to living room.


works like a charm, I use ipad to control it from couch :)