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Old May 7, 2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hooking my Mac Mini to my TV via HDMI?

I currently have my Mini hooked up to my 27 inch cinema display but want to eventually hook it up to my TV to use Plex. Do I need to unhook the mini display cable for the HDMI cable to work?
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Old May 7, 2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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It is pretty necessary to know what Mac Mini you have. The early 2009 minis would require a MDP to HDMI and a TOS Link cable for sound. HDMI did not allow sound to passthrough on that Mini. Newer minis are different.
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It should work without problems.

Edit: if newer.(Didn't see jessica.'s reply)
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Old May 7, 2013, 08:41 AM   #4
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The early 2009 minis would require a MDP to HDMI and a TOS Link cable for sound. HDMI did not allow sound to passthrough on that Mini.
Just tried that and "enjoy the sound of silence" ... And my Sony Bravia don't have TOS. Why companies do that all the time ? All of them ... Ok, I know: €$

But that the reason to buy a new Mini ?
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Old May 7, 2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Just tried that and "enjoy the sound of silence" ... And my Sony Bravia don't have TOS. Why companies do that all the time ? All of them ... Ok, I know: €$

But that the reason to buy a new Mini ?
So, you didn't hear this.(How do I link a youtube video?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSKrC7dGcY

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So, you didn't here this.(How do I link a youtube video?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSKrC7dGcY
More like those two guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q

Right I think about ATV as workaround and "home share" from Mac Mini to the iPuck
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Old May 7, 2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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I do MDP to HDMI and a mini tos link to optical audio. 2009 Mac Mini.
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Old May 8, 2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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Oh I have a late 2012 Mac Mini. What do I need to get sound over to my TV?
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Old May 8, 2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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An HDMI cable will be able transfer sound to your TV. You can select sound output source from "system preference-sound" after connecting your mini to your TV.
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:13 PM   #10
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Thanks! Do I need to unplug my mini display port cable in order for it to show or will it mirror my Cinema Display it's hooked up to?
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