Sigh...this is why I just needed an updated iMac. Had my brand spanking new i7 8GB 256SSD mini waiting for me after work yesterday. The plan was to utilize my dying Late 2009 27" iMac as the display using target display mode and to prepare for that, I purchased a mini display port to mini display port cable. Problem is the new mini doesn't have a mini display port (I know, my bad, hence the idiot part). I thought I had it covered after reading Apple's website describing the cable needed. I ended up connecting the mini to my 60" Panasonic plasma tv using an HDMI cable to get things set up. Was actually pretty surprised to see how well the image looked. Now I have to wait for the HDMI to mini display port cable to arrive and I'm not 100% sure that's going to work either. I think I also will need two keyboards to toggle the imac in and out of target display mode..... Probably will just need to get a dedicated monitor. Honestly, I'm usually pretty good with this stuff...I think I'm losing my edge.