Can Mac mini's HDMI port do 2560-by-1600?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ThomasJL, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    On Apple's Technical Specifications page for the Mac mini, it says "HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution." Is that correct? If I were to use a HDMI to DVI Dual Link Cable, could it then support 2560-by1600?

    I really want to know, because a generic HDMI to Dual-Link DVI cable costs around $15, whereas Apple's Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter costs $99.

    What do you think?
     
  2. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    The vast majority of HDMI ports on computers don't support anything higher than 1920x1200, sadly.
     
  3. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I highly doubt that, unless it's HDMI 1.4. Although in theory, HDMI 1.3a should support resolutions up to 2560x1600, hardly anyone seem to implement those possibilites in their products.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_1.4

    For your Mac Mini, to use that resolution, you'd have to go from Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI or something down those lines.
     
  4. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    I have a mid-2010 Mini on my HDTV (1920x1080) and it supports HDMI output 1920x1200 period.

    The Mini DisplayPort output supports up to 2560x1600 which I use on my new HP ZR30w @ 2560x1600. By the way the HP comes with a 3 year warranty (extendable to 5 years for $159 more) and the Dual-link DVI cable is included in the price.

    You can use both on the Mini at the same time, but I have not tried to view both at the same time.

    Does this help?
     

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