New Mac Mini video out options - which port is best?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wirelessness, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    For a 24" LCD display with 1920x1200 resolution which Mini video out port is going to work best. I know the HDMI port supports that resolution and the Mini-Display Port supports a higher resolution. I am just wondering if there is a technical benefit to using one over the other in this situation?
     
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  3. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    The HDMI port comes with an Adapter for DVI. The MiniDisplayPort can be adapted to a dual-link DVI port, that's why it supports higher resolutions, if you have a 30" Cinema Display HD and connect it via dual-link DVI.
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    As DVI is digital, if you use a regular MiniDisplayPort to DVI adapter, you get the complete identical signal via HDMI and MiniDisplayPort. If you can choose between DVI and VGA however, go for DVI.
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    If you have a display with a native resolution of 1920x1200, you can't put more pixels on it.
     

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