Hooking my Mac Mini to my TV via HDMI?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by EvilEvil, May 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    GoCubsGo

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    justperry

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    It should work without problems.

    Edit: if newer.(Didn't see jessica.'s reply)
     
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    ChristianJapan

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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 ?
     
  5. justperry, May 7, 2013
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    justperry

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

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

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  7. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I do MDP to HDMI and a mini tos link to optical audio. 2009 Mac Mini.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I have a late 2012 Mac Mini. What do I need to get sound over to my TV?
     
  9. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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