Mac Mini to hdtv. do i need a monitor too?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by drewdub403, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. drewdub403 macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a mac mini, however i would like to hook it to my hdtv.
    I know i have to get an adapter for the minidvi/usb to make hdmi.

    My question is... do I need a mac monitor hooked up too, or can i plug in the adapter and only use the hdmi port on my tv?

    I don't have a mac monitor nor will i buy one, so buying a mac mini ultimately depends on me being able to use my current hdmi devices instead of a monitor.

    Can anyone advise, Ive searched everywhere and can only find people using the hdmi as well as a monitor and cloning or expanding their desktop to it.
     
  2. nden macrumors member

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    Just get a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI cable at MonoPrice and connect to your HDTV, but you get no sound through it.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Monoprice also has adapters that hook into the optical output or the USB ports to get you sound into the HDMI cable.
     

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