Mac Mini 3,1 audio over displayport

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mknabster, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. mknabster macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, I'm noticing that some of the newer TVs out there don't have VGA ports on them anymore, so i'm looking to get an adapter cable for the mini-displayport to HDMI. So I was wondering if my mini supports audio over mini-displayport. Thanks
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It does not unfortunately.

    I run an optical digital out from mine into the TV.
     
  3. g33k macrumors member

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    You could hook up the Mac Mini to the TV's 3.5 mm Audio Out via the Mac Mini's 3.5 mm audio out. Get a Male to Male cable.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Keep in mind that the line out will only get you stereo audio. I use mine as an HTPC, so optical digital does 5.1 if you've got the audio system to match.
     
  5. g33k macrumors member

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    Ehh. Stereo is sufficient for most users.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    To quote that fantastic move Under Siege 2 : "Assumption is the mother of all **** ups.". :D

    Mini-DP supplies digital audio, therefore an optical cable is the equivalent interconnect.
     

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