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uzapucax1

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Hi people!

I just got a Mac Mini M1 2020 and i have a Dell u2414h monitor which is a couple of years old. I am going back and forth about how to connect it and i have not figure it out yet. The last Mac Mini 2014 had a DVI entry port but the new does not. Which is the best way / cable / adapter to have the best connection with this kind of monitor?

Any help or ideas? just stuck with this one.I would really appreciate it

Here is the monitor ports details

Thanks! :)

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gradi

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I have my M1 Mac Mini connected to my Dell U2415 16:10 1920x1200 monitor using HDMI. Works fine.
 
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uzapucax1

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Thanks people! :)
I have connected HDMI / HDMI. The Dell U2415 did not take the video signal automatically i had to change the signal manually from the monitor entry front button. Feel kind of dumb haha, but on the other hand it would nice both connect without manual entry.
 

Fishrrman

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HDMI-to-HDMI (if it works, for some folks, on some displays, this causes problems).
Use a good quality cable (HDMI 2.0 "high speed").

Otherwise...
USBc (Mini end) to displayport (display end).

If what you have right now works, well... it works.
 
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Soondae

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I would connect USB C (Thunderbolt) to your connection 3 Display Port. Search eBay for a Ugreen cable, inexpensive and very good quality. That is how I have my 2018 Intel Mini connected to my Viewsonic VX2476 display. I have never had any issues with sleep / wake or sync.
 
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uzapucax1

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I would connect USB C (Thunderbolt) to your connection 3 Display Port. Search eBay for a Ugreen cable, inexpensive and very good quality. That is how I have my 2018 Intel Mini connected to my Viewsonic VX2476 display. I have never had any issues with sleep / wake or sync.

Hi! thanks for the info!
At the moment HDMI to HDMI is working but do you think USB C to displayport would be a better quality in video and audio signal?

Is this the cable?



Oops that one is USB C to HDMI, no Ugreen found yet :)
 

uzapucax1

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HDMI-to-HDMI (if it works, for some folks, on some displays, this causes problems).
Use a good quality cable (HDMI 2.0 "high speed").

Otherwise...
USBc (Mini end) to displayport (display end).

If what you have right now works, well... it works.

If what you have right now works, well... it works.

I like that philosophy :)
 
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gradi

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Ebay carries the cable and it should provide a better signal vs HDMI. But the big issue I read about with people using HDMI with their Mini is not waking from sleep and many complain of sync issues.
I cannot speak for others, but I have 2 monitors connected via HDMI to my M1 Mac Mini and I have had no problems waking from sleep. Currently on 12.6.1, but no problem with earlier versions either.
 
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chrfr

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I’m just using one LG display on my M1 mini, and it’s connected over HDMI and has no problem with wake or anything else. For a display like the OP’s 2414H, there is no reason to use anything other than HDMI.
 
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uzapucax1

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So, if I understand right there is no image quality loss when comparing HDMI vs Display Port right?
My monitor is not even a 4K model but if i get a new and modern one it would interesting to know on differences between DP and HDMI resolution. Thanks! ;-)
 

chrfr

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So, if I understand right there is no image quality loss when comparing HDMI vs Display Port right?
My monitor is not even a 4K model but if i get a new and modern one it would interesting to know on differences between DP and HDMI resolution. Thanks! ;-)
The image quality will be exactly the same.
 
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james*b

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Is image quality also the same with Thunderbolt (as HDMI and Display Port)? Thanks.
 

Soondae

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If you have the monitor that can support the highest of resolutions then Thunderbolt to DP is by far the best option. If you will be using 1080P @ 60 hz then the newer HDMI standards are fine. Also if you need to support multiple monitors then Thunderbolt to DP is by far the better option. Here is a simple read on the subject.

 
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