Original Mac Mini Dual Monitors

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  1. fiftyfour123 macrumors member

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    I have an original Mac Mini (bought the day it came out). Is there a way that I can connect it to two HD tv's and show the same thing on both TV's without buying an expensive DVI or HDMI amp?
     
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    Actually, the original mini has an regular DVI port, so I guess i'll try that one out.
     
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    Yeah, I edited, you see? ;) Thought it had Mini-DVI as all Macs other than Mac Pro have some Mini ports which need those hefty adapters. Give it a try
     
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    Oh, my bad. I guess you edited it after the page loaded, haha.
     
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    i got a dvi-d splitter and I have a dvi to hdmi cable plugged into one, and an SVGA cable plugged into the other. I see nothing on either display, and the mac mini doesn't detect any external monitors. any ideas?
     
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    Does it detect internal monitors? Are you screen sharing in?

    You can't hook up VGA to a DVI-D splitter. VGA is analog. DVD-D is digital only. Unless there is a digital to VGA converter - that should not work.

    But DVI to HDMI should work.

    Which DVI splitter did you buy?
     
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    Yeah, it's a DVI-D splitter. So I guess it won't work.
     

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