How do I connect a Mac mini to a monitor with dvi input only?

hemmick reef

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Sep 2, 2012
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I have a Dell Ultrasharp screen but it does not have an HDMI input, only DVI & VGA.

Can I just use a general DVI to HDMI adapter or is there a difference with DVI- HDMI and HDMI-DVI?
 

theSeb

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Aug 10, 2010
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What will happen with the 27" Dell?
The HDMI port in the Mini can only handle up to 1920x1200 resolution, so it's perfectly fine for the 2412M. The 27" Dell has a native resolution of 2560x1440. If you were to connect it via the HDMI port on the Mini, the monitor would be using 1920x1200. A monitor not running at its native resolution does not look good and 1920x1200 on a 27" does not look good.
 

hemmick reef

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Sep 2, 2012
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The HDMI port in the Mini can only handle up to 1920x1200 resolution, so it's perfectly fine for the 2412M. The 27" Dell has a native resolution of 2560x1440. If you were to connect it via the HDMI port on the Mini, the monitor would be using 1920x1200. A monitor not running at its native resolution does not look good and 1920x1200 on a 27" does not look good.
Thanks, that's good to know.