Connecting HDMI monitor to nMP

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  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    Do I just pick up an HDMI to DVI adapter or mini display port to DVI? Just curious of both will work and of there is any advantage one over the other.

    Thanks
     
  2. xlp macrumors newbie

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    There is a HDMI port on the nMP.
     
  3. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    His monitor has no HDMI. That what he means.
     
  4. xlp macrumors newbie

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    Oh, ok! Strange topic choosing :p
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    How do you know that? The title, if correct, says "Connecting HDMI monitor to nMP"

    The first post indicates something different (maybe connecting to a DVI port), but tarsierspectral needs to come back to verify what he actually has.
    For example, a large DVI display (27-inch or more) would likely need a dual-DVI adapter.
     
  6. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahhhhh, so sorry guys. I was rushing this morning and wrote a wrong subject.
    Yes, I meant my monitor is DVI and the nMP has HDMI and mini display port. Which adapter should I choose?
     
  7. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    What brand/model of monitor do you have?
     
  8. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Because I was the same boat like him so I know it right away.
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Either HDMI or mini DisplayPort, your choice. I prefer the Thunderbolt ports, unless you have multiple displays that you want to use, or larger screens that might be more suitable with HDMI, such as an HDTV.

    It would help to know what you have for a monitor.
     
  10. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    30" Apple Cinema Display
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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  12. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    mini Display port > Dual link DVI adapter is what you will need to drive the 30" ACD to 2560 x 1600 resolution.
     
  13. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    ouch, that's pricey!!

    Thank you
     

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