Mac mini 2012 HDMI and Monitor configuration?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by oneinten, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. oneinten, Mar 31, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013

    oneinten macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013
    I plan on using my new Mac mini (2012)with my TV via the HDMI input for the time being, and eventually dual screening with a new HDMI TV and a PC monityor.. but I've read about the issues using the HDMI output can bring. What would be the best workaround to get it to display correctly using the Mini's HDMI output and a standard HD TV?

    What adapters would I need to do use both an HDMI TV and a PC monitor with DVI/VGA inputs?
    What is currently the best solution when using an HDMI only screen?

    From what I can see I would need this kind of setup:

    HDMI out --> HDMI input on TV
    Mini Displayport out --> MDP to VGA/DVI Adapter --. Monitor VGA/DVI Input on Monitor.

    But what would my options be if the HDMI to HDMI connection is poor with the TV? I have seen people use DVI adapters with HD TV's in order to get them to display correctly.. but I'm a bit confused by the process?

    Does this mean using a HDMI out to DVI cable adapter in the Mac Mini, then using a second HDMI (male) to DVI (Female) adapter in the TV?

  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    HDMI-out to HDMI-in via HDMI cable. Yes, people complain about HDMI on the Mini, but I now have 4 (2 at home, 2 at work) all connected via HDMI with no problems. Maybe you should identify if the problem exists first.
  3. oneinten thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Thanks, I was really asking out of interest as well. As people seem to mention using a DVI adapter to resolve such an issue.. I can't work out if people are still using the HDMI out as well as the HDMI input on a TV but using a DVI adapter/connection?

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