23/24" monitor for mac mini with 2 dvi inputs

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Uabcar, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for something fairly inexpensive - less than $250)

    I've got a new Samsung P2350 - which is nice - but it only has one DVI input and one VGA input. This was all I figured I needed when I picked it up.

    I've got an XP machine connected via DVI (using long DVI cable because the PC is in a closet on the other side of the room). My new mac mini is connected via Apples mini-display-port to vga adapter & std 4-5 ft VGA cable.

    My issue is that the Mini's VGA image is not nearly as clear as it is when I connect via DVI. As a result, I'd like to be able to connect both systems to the same monitor via DVI.

    As another possible option (and much cheaper solution)... is it possible that the DVI to VGA adapter Apple sells would yield a better picture than the min-disp to vga adapter that I'm currently using?
     
  2. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    i would say get a minidisplay port to dvi cuz as soon as you lose quality you cant really get it back.. then get a dual link pc to 1 monitor/keyboard/mouse and use that in the dvi port..
    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Omnicube-Port-Switch-Components/dp/B00004Z84S
    somthing like that..
    (yes i realize that one is vga but you get my point)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    A monitor with DVI and HDMI (or DisplayPort) will do it as well.
     
  4. ADent macrumors 6502a

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