New Mac Mini monitor and subwoofer compatibility question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by madworld1111, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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  2. macrumors 65816

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    Does it have an HDMI cable? I can't really tell with that monitor. Everything is coming up Italian I think.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i'm italian ;).Anyway the monitor has hdmi and dvi,I want to use for the mac the dvi becouse i use the hdmi for the ps3.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Well in that case, I think you can get a dvi to Thunderbolt adapter or an HDMI splitter.
     
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    Or you could use HDMI-DVI, which will probably be cheaper than MiniDP-DVI.
     
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    I also thought the same solution(hdmi-dvi adapter),but i read some monitor can give problem of compatibility,can i buy the monitor without this concern?
    And about the audio connection,can someone help me?
     
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    You should have no problem using the macmini to display to that monitor.
    The Asus monitor you linked has HDMI , D-Sub, DVI-D inputs. All you have to use is a HDMI to HDMI cable as the new mac mini cable has hdmi output.

    As for your sub woofer: Just search and get a "3.5mm to RCA Audio Cable".
     
  9. macrumors member

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    So, go for the Thunderbolt/DVI adapter for the monitor, it will work flawless.

    For the sub, use a mini-jack to jack stereo cable, mini-jack is like the one yo use for your headsets, the jack is the red/white that go on your sub. You can easily find one in Mediaworld or Saturn in your city, it will not cost more than 10 Eur.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    There are no compatibility problems between Mac Minis and LCD monitors, only misconfigured monitors. Make sure that the monitor is set to PC or Computer mode and/or that overscan is disabled when connecting via HDMI, and you'll be fine.
     
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