Help: Need Details on Late 2009 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Management, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Management macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    So I have a late 2009 Mac Mini hooked up to my Kuro via the mini-DVI to DVI adapter then DVI/HDMI cable to my receiver. I get digital audio out of the Mini via another cable.

    First question, if I were to use a mini-display port to HDMI adapter would I get both sound & video?

    I love using PLEX but my Mac Mini is my only "computer" (I have an iPad). I would like to sit at my desk and use photoshop and other tools.

    Second question, can I do dual display using the mini-DVI and mini-Display Port jacks at the same time on a Late 2009 Mac Mini?

    My gadget loving self has purchased a HP Wireless TV Connect. I was planning to use the dual HDMI output of receiver but I couldn't work on the PC and have someone watch PLEX so that is why I ask about dual screen (essentially extended desktop) using those two ports. The plan is to use a mini-display port to HDMI adapter and connect it to the transmitter of the HP Wireless TV connect and then an Apple display to the receiver. Make the main display the Apple display and the extending desktop running PLEX on that screen the Kuro.

    Thoughts? Think it will work?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    No, you would not get sound and video using the MDP to HDMI. If you do it is news to me because I don't.

    Ok, go right ahead.

    I think you may be able to run dual displays but I am unsure if you can use it the way you want to. See here for further discussion.
  3. Management thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    I'll try it and let you know. I'm not gonna get my hopes up.

    Thank you for the link and it seems that someone has been using a Apple Display and a Sony LCD as a secondary. I'll report back to confirm if this actually works.

    Thanks for the response.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    I have an 09 mini setup for Plex. U only get video if u go minidp to hdmi.
  5. Management thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Thanks for chiming in .... there goes the experiment!
  6. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Sorry, I don;t know about the 2009, but you can do what your trying to do with the 2010 mini.

    if you have the displayport, hdmi, and sound port all hookedup you can use select which sound device you want to send your sound out.

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