Mac mini to monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peacenfunk, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. peacenfunk macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    Hi, i've got a samsung monitor which i have linked up to my mac mini.

    2 questions really:

    1) how do i improve the screen quality as it looks grainy?
    2) what do i need to buy/change in order to get the sound through the monitor?

    Thank you for the help in advance.
  2. Dr Kevorkian94, Apr 28, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011

    Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    If u go into settings there will a section for display, u can change various things in there to fit your screen etc. Then to get the sound, I'm assuming u are using a VGA cable for video and next to it on the monitor there should be standard red yellow or blue etc input ports like on a TV. There is something they sell in the apple store I just can't think of the name, but they will know what u are talking about when u go in. I need one ass well so im in the same boat lol.

    Edit: If u are using an hdmi there it should already work, but u from what I see it looks like u have a display port adapter to vga, then u will need (I think at least don't hold me to it) a standard headphone jack to component cable adapter (that is the one I need too).
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Does your monitor have a DVI port on it? One that looks like this:

    If so, that will provide you with much higher video quality than VGA.

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