Mac mini to TV via HDMI w/ audio?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jgmacrum, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. jgmacrum macrumors member

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    Hi there ...

    I could have sworn that I've seen adapters to do what I'm picturing, but now I'm drawing a blank. I'm thinking of getting a mac mini, and would like to hook it up to A/V system via HDMI. Obviously the minis don't have HDMI, but I would think that there should be an adapter to go from either the minidisplayport or minidvi to HDMI. That's fine & dandy, but one reason I'd like the HDMI is for the sound to go straight in as well as opposed to connecting the video & audio separately.

    Are there devices which can take both video & audio out from the mini and transpose it to a HDMI signal on the other end?
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You'll need separate cables regardless, for some crazy reason Apple's (subjectively) crippled the video and audio out - the Mini DisplayPort/DVI connections are for video only, and even though you want to you cannot send both video and audio over HDMI using a Mac, you will have to connect another cable to the audio-out for sound.
     
  3. jgmacrum thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks like it would. USB not toslink, though.
     
  6. jgmacrum thread starter macrumors member

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    To be honest, too many years of overly loud music have ruined any hope of me ever being any sort of audiophile so that sorta thing doesn't bother me. I just want the audio combined w/ video for convenience sake.
     
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    Its not a quality issue really as they are both digital, just in case you don't have a spare USB port.
     
  8. jgmacrum thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah good point. Do you have the monoprice adapter that you mentioned in your first post? If so, does it work well?
     

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