iMac to External Monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by teknobrat2003, May 11, 2011.

  1. teknobrat2003 macrumors member

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    I would like to connect my iMac late 2009 27 inch to another monitor to either extend or mirror the display. Is this possible? If so, what cables are needed.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depending on the inputs of the monitor, you either need DVI or HDMI or even VGA.

     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You will need Mini DisplayPort to HDMI/VGA/DVI adapter, depending on what is the input of the other monitor.
     
  4. scramble103 macrumors newbie

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    Does the new imac 21.5inch have a mini display port? Is this the same as the thunderbolt port?

    and any monitor recommendations for the 21.5 inch imac?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Thunderbolt is same as Mini DisplayPort (and a lot more). Any existing mDP adapter will work.

    Depends what you are looking for. Probably 21.5" 1080p monitor is your best choice so the monitors would be somehow alike.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Thunderbolt is used to output the MDP signal.
     

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