iMac > HDTV Help.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Smog, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Smog macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    After getting my new full HDTV today, I was thinking of buying a mac mini as a media centre, But then figured it would save me money, and time transferring files, to use the new tv with my iMac.

    What i need to know is, what type of cable would give me 1920x1080. I have no DVI inputs, so Would i need to go down the
    Mini DVI > adapters > HDMI > TV
    or be able to use
    Mini DVI > Adapter > VGA > TV

    PS, does anyone know if there is a maximum lenght for the cables?

    Thanks in adnavce
  2. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    I heard bad things about HDMI and issues with aspect rations and pixel per pixel representation on the TV. I went with Mini DVI - Adapter - VGA - TV for that reason. I have a 50 foot VGA cable that I grabbed for about $25 from one of the on-line cable sites, and it works great. The resolution on the TV is crisp and gorgeous, and the iMac recognized the TV and the resolution automatically. Very easy.
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    If DVI can do it, HDMI can do it. They are the same thing.

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