Hdmi vs dvi

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Paskell, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Paskell macrumors member

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    What is your preference for connecting to Mac mini? What is better?
     
  2. blanka macrumors 68000

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    They are just about the same, signal compatible, in a different package. HDMI lacks the 4 analog pins of DVI-I, but you don't want VGA monitors anyway. I usually buy el cheapo HDMI-DVI cables in black, as the adapter that comes with the Mini looks really bad on your Mini (toss in a 1$ black AC cord too).
     
  3. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    not much in it to for most. The hdmi carries audio and can allow playback of iTunes HD content.

    The DVI can run higher resolutions (if a Dual link is used) from the display port that is.

    personally I have my desktop screen on the miniDP (thunderbolt port) and the TV on the hdmi. works nicely
     
  4. Adz76 macrumors member

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    Its subjective really as to the display you connecting to. My display is not the best but is fairly good with a huge variety of connections.

    When I first got my Mini I thought great, HDMI - HDMI is the way to go. Have to say I wasn't that impressed, colours slightly washed out and not as crisp as I hoped.

    Pulled out my old DVI to HDMI cable that I still had from my old MBP days and it was superb. So really it all depend on how you screen behaves when you use either connection

    Also final point is I highly recommend getting a seperate audio system, either 2.1 or higher, it really bolsters the setup and the quality goes up by long way.
     

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