New to Mac. Thunderbolt to DV-I or HDMI to DV-I?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MinnesotaMini, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. MinnesotaMini macrumors newbie

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    Getting my first Mac this weekend. I already have a nice new monitor that takes either VGA or DV-I. I know I can connect the mini by way of an adaptor with either the Thunderbolt or HDMI port. But not knowing much about Thunderbolt I don't k ow what is the better option. Thoughts?
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

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    I would do an hdmi to dvi cable since it would be neater.
     
  3. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    Since you're hooking up a monitor, use the HDMI because it is only intended for video. That will leave your Thunderbolt open for possible future expansion.
     
  4. MinnesotaMini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! HDMI it is. Just didn't know enough about Thunderbolt to know if it was better or not.
     

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