Anybody running Mac Mini to HDMI Splitter to a monitor and receiver?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gundam83, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. gundam83 macrumors newbie

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    I have my mini in my bedroom as my primary workstation and I'm thinking of using it as an HTPC as well. I was hoping I could take the signal from the HDMI port, send it to an HDMI splitter, and output the signals to a monitor (for my desktop workstation) and a receiver (that is connected to my bedroom tv). Will I encounter any issues? Will I still be able to retain 5.1 audio? I also plan on connecting a second DVI monitor to the Tbolt port with the min's included adapter.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    I assume you're looking at something like the Monoprice splitter? I've used their DVI splitter but not the HDMI, so I can't speak to how well it works for audio (they claim "It supports high-definition multi-channel audio signals, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™.")

    The only issue to be aware of is that both displays must run the same resolution (e.g. 1920x1080 / 1080p). If the displays are not identical it might take a bit of tweaking to get the Mac to provide the desired resolution.
     

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