mac min HTPC DVI output to TV w/ DVI/HDCP will it work?

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  1. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    Gang,

    I am considering an intel core mac mini to use as a home theater PC. I know the mini comes with a mini-DVI to DVI adapter. My Toshiba TV (ca. 2002) has one DVI/HDCP connector.

    Presumably it will work with a content protected source such as a DVI/HDCP DVD player, but, will it work with a mac mini DVI adapter and show video on the screen if the mac mini DVI output is not necessarily HDCP?

    Anyone know?
     
  2. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure it will as my Mini is outputting from its mini-DVI to an HDMI switcher then into an HDMI expansion board which I'd imagine has to be HDCP.

    Worst case scenario you could use a Mini Displayport -> HDMI adapter then hook that into an HDMI -> adapter. The Mini Displayport is definitely HDCP compliant.
     
  3. vwDavid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    What is your preferred adapter config to use the mini-display port <-> DVI (which I could test with my wifes macbook before getting a mac mini)?
     
  4. srexy macrumors 6502a

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