How do I connect external monitor to iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by badlydrawnboy, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    I have an iMac 5k and I need to connect an external NEC monitor to it. The NEC has HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 inputs. I assumed I could use Mini-Display to HDMI cable, but in researching I saw some people saying it has to be Thunderbolt with the newer iMacs. I'm confused!
  2. MetalCores macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2015
    Mosinee, WI
    The thunderbolt and mini display port are the same connection on the iMac. Get a mini display port to HDMI and that will work

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