Mac mini DVI-Component Video

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mac2mac, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    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:
    [​IMG]

    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?
     

    Attached Files:

    • 1.JPG
      1.JPG
      File size:
      31.5 KB
      Views:
      1,415
  2. macrumors 65816

    mcavjame

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Location:
    phased to this universe
    #2
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

    • dvi.png
      dvi.png
      File size:
      25.4 KB
      Views:
      124
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #3
    Didn't think it is only DVI-D because it supports VGA which is analogue.

    Dont have HDMi otherwise i definitely would have done that.

    Yes but its 3 times more expensive and component video is better quality
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Portland OR
    #4
    Yeah the easiest cable ive ever used in your case was DVI to HDMI.
     

Share This Page