can you connect a secondary screen to the new mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by felixen, May 3, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Can you? I have my TV as primary screen and right now I have my old PC screen on the desktop so I figured I might as well hook it up since its easier to work when you sit by a table
     
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  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah its just there's no VGA port, and I didnt get the manual with my mini, so I can't see it in there
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Do you have the new mini? If so, get a mini Display Port to VGA adapter or a mini DVI to VGA adapter.
     
  5. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah okay, cool. So can you have both screen identical? Or is the secondary screen just an extension?
     
  6. pjashley1 macrumors member

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    Either way. It's your choice.
     
  7. harrychang macrumors newbie

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    try monoprice for the mini display port to vga/dvi adapter. i just got one and it works flawlessly. also its about $10 cheaper than the one sold by apple.
     
  8. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    monoprice. rtfp, lol. I got my mini displayport -> vga adapter form there to hook my mac mini into my sony kdl-46xbr4. I'm probably going to get the minidvi -> hdmi adapter and use that though, displayport is a tad bit shaky it seems.
     
  10. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol my bad I thought monoprice was a brand but I guess that's the store :D
     

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