Dual Displays with Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort to HDMI x2

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bmorris, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    I have an Early 2009 Mac Mini with Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort. And I have two 1080p HDTVs. The Mac Mini is capable of dual display, and I've gotten it to work before, so the issue is not the TV or Mac. And I have tried both Mirroring and No Mirroring.

    I got a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (#5311) and a Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter (#4852) both from MonoPrice. And for some reason I can't get the Mac Mini to dual display, it's only one or the other.

    Before I had a Mini Displayport Male and USB Male AUDIO to HDMI Female Converting Adapter (#5969) and I got video on both HDTVs, but not audio at the same time b/c one was USB and one was TOSLINK.

    I'm not sure why I can't get video on both monitors. Any help?
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    So why not go back to what you had that worked?

    Do your TVs have DVI connectors or just HDMI?

    You could also try mini DVI to DVI and mini display to DVI and use 2 DVI to HDMI cables like: http://belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=388822

  3. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
    It's sometimes strange, but certain cables will not work like Apple ones. And who the heck knows why.

    I have good luck with Kanex cables.

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