Imac connection to TV - DMP to HDMI

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  1. Andythed macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2011
    Updated for stupid spelling / grammer


    I have a mid 2010 27" imac

    I have been using a mdp to hdmi cable for connecting to the tv, but the cable has broken and I am worried about constantly plugging in and out of the mac

    I bought a short mdp to hdmi cable to leave connected to the mac. I then bought an hdmi cable to connect to the mdp / hdmi when needed. My thought was that if the two cables are the ones that are constantly connected / disconnected it leaves less room for damage to the mac.

    I have just tried this and it does not work. Would there be a problem with this setup and two cables connecting the devices?

    Tried the hdmi cable separately and that is OK. However, I cannot try the hdmi / mdp port cable on its own.

    Set up

    Imac - mdp male to hdmi female - hdmi male to hdmi male - TV

  2. Andythed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2011

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