Monitor or TV set for my Mac mini? HDMI or DVI

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kristenanne77, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. kristenanne77 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    I would like to get a larger monitor for my mini-mac.

    Since the minimac output is hdmi, would it be wiser to get a TV set which also has the bounus of sound or just get a dvi-dvi cable to use with the included mini-mac adaptor and attach to a monitor with dvi connection?
    I also noticed monitors that have hdmi, as well as TV sets that have DVI... gets confusing.

  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Get a monitor, not a TV.

    Some monitors have speakers, so you can look for one of those if you want built-in speakers. Separate speakers almost always sound better than built-in speakers.

    HDMI carries video and audio. DVI typically only carries video.
  3. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    The Thunderbolt port also acts as a Mini DisplayPort. Useful if you are getting a bigger monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p.

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