PC monitor on Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by martinjm, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. martinjm macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I'm new to the world of Apple and need to buy something to do some iPad development. I believe the Mac Mini will do the job, but I'm concerned that it doesn't have the capability to use a 'standard' analogue PC monitor, only digital via the HDMI port.

    Is this the case? If so do I buy a cheap HD tv or is there another (cheap!) Mac that will do this?

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    You can buy this ... If the old computer monitor has DVI on it ..
     
  3. drsox macrumors 65816

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    No, you will be OK. By standard analog I assume you mean that your monitor has a blue VGA connector not a white DVI connector. You just need to buy the right adaptor. I have both types of monitor and I have 2 different adaptors. The one for you is this one : http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng. This will fit in the TB port so no problem. You can also find copies on Ebay, but the adaptor is not very well secured in the shell.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. martinjm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers, no DVI so that one's no good.

    The Mac cable states 'Mac with a Mini DisplayPort' so according to blurb, Thunderbolt will take a DisplayPort plug:

    '...including the new Apple Thunderbolt Display. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, your Mini DisplayPort devices plug straight in too.'

    Is that the case (and yes, blue VGA)?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The adapter in the last link I posted will work for you.
     
  7. martinjm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Brill, thanks for your help folks.

    Now where's my credit card....
     

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