Mini in the Kitchen, TV in the LR; Can I Connect?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by msa6, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. msa6 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    Just replaced with Win machine in the kitchen office with a Mini...and it's great!

    But is there any shot at connecting the kitchen based Mini to the living room TV? The Mini has easy access to a LAN and a coax jack, both of which could conceivably get to the LR TV, though the coax jack is open at both ends, while the LAN jack is "busy" at the TV.

  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
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    I don't think that is possible at all
    you need to hook it up from the dvi port
  3. msa6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    Is there some "box" (perhaps at Radio Shack?) that will convert the DVI from the mini to a coax that I could then send along the house wiring to the TV?
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    apple has a dvi to video adapter HERE, but the problem is as noted before, the mini only has one output. you could work around that if you wanted to replace you current kitchen monitor with a small lcd tv that could also accept the composite signal. problem is that most of them have crap image quality when used as a monitor.

    easy/cheap to split a composite signal, but you might need an amp/booster to push all the way to the other room (depends on feet of cable involved). also, no idea what kind of tv, so no idea on final image quality. it can be done, but will it be worth it is the question! might be easier to get a second mini for cheap to use. best of luck.

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