Mac Mini connections: Very confussed

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by watsonjm, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. watsonjm macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2008
    I am looking at getting the new mac mini but am unsure if it will suit my needs. I currently have a samsung 20" DVI monitor and a samsung 32" tv. both are under a year old and have the latest connections.

    Is there a way i will be able to link both to the Mini? I no it has two screen outs

    If i connect the mini dvi to my monitor will i be able to use the displayport video out with an adapter to connect my tv with HDMI? or the other way around with a DVI to HDMI

  2. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    My take on this (correct me if I'm wrong):

    Mini-DVI to DVI adapter ----> Samsung 20"

    Mini-Displayport to DVI adapter (sold separately) ----> Samsung 32"

    If the resolution of the 32" is 1920x1200 or below, then you can get the cheaper mini displayport to DVI adapter. If the resolution is higher than that, you'll need the dual link adapter which is $99 USD at the moment.
  3. watsonjm thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2008
    Will the Mini displayport to DVI be able to handle HD content?
  4. Greenhoe macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    DVI is the same quality and can handle the same resolutions as HDMI, the only difference is that HDMI carries sound where DVI does not, so you will need to run audio cables from the mini to your TV to get the sound.
  5. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    It can drive resolutions up to 1920x1200, so 1080p should be fine.
  6. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007

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