dvi cable & mac mini ?

takezo808

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i have this monitor here, is very old

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824255002


is this the correct cable that i need? for connecting monitor to mac mini
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024604&p_id=5999&seq=1&format=2


also my monitor has vga and DVI ports, which is better



im planning on buying the new mac mini


thanks
DVI had been all but replaced by HDMI on new displays. HDMI added HD digital audio.

VGA and DVI will give great picture quality. Going DVI may save you 30 dollars as you need to buy the VGA adapter for the mac mini which comes with a DVI adapter. My old Monitor has only VGA, so I had to fork over the 30bucks for the adapter. It really does not matter. Go with the cheaper solution. DVI cables are straight foward just buy a DVI Male to Male cable.
 

Che Castro

macrumors 603
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May 21, 2009
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So all i need is a dvi male to male cable?

Since the mac mini comes with dvi to thunderbolt adapter is it ?



Edit: but instead of using the apple adapter that comes with the mini & buying a dvi cable male to male

Cant i just use that monoprice cable? Is one cable instead 2 connected together & is only $8
 
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dvdchance

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Jun 21, 2012
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So all i need is a dvi male to male cable?

Since the mac mini comes with dvi to thunderbolt adapter is it ?



Edit: but instead of using the apple adapter that comes with the mini & buying a dvi cable male to male

Cant i just use that monoprice cable? Is one cable instead 2 connected together & is only $8
First-off, the Mini comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter, not a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter.

And the cable you linked will fit your needs fine.

In the future if you ever need to you can even daisy chain other Thunderbolt devices before your monitor. I connected a Thunderbolt external hard drive to the Thunderbolt port and now have my monitor connected to the second Thunderbolt port on the hard drive. Works fine.
 

dmk1974

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Sep 16, 2008
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Get this one:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023102&p_id=2286&seq=1&format=2

White cables really look sjit on a Mini 2010 or later. The included adapter looks even more clownish.
Oh, and buy a black AC cord too. Its 2 bucks. Or maybe you have 10 laying around in your garage (I had).
Would this one work fine as well to connect my 2011 Mac Mini to my DVI monitor?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023104&p_id=2661&seq=1&format=2#description

I've never been happy with HDMI to HDMI when connected to a TV, but the minidisplay adapter has always looked better. Wasn't sure if this cable would be just as good as the minidisplay to DVI connection. Thanks!