Second monitor on new Mac mini?

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  1. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    It comes with an HDMI to DVI adapter, so that's one. But is this possible:

    Thunderbolt port > DP cable > DP monitor?

    Or Thunderbolt port > DP cable > DP to DVI adapter > DVI monitor?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Jul 20, 2011
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    You can use the HDMI port for display one and the TB port for display 2, and you can use a MDP cable or MDP adapter for the TB port.
     
  3. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Whose Mini DisplayPort?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Sorry, TB port.
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    The new Mini doesn't have a MDP.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yeah I know, I just had a minor ****up, thus I edited my post. Sorry. Shall happen again.
     
  7. New2macmini macrumors newbie

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    Not clear on this.

    Just ordered a new mini, my first Mac. I had planned on using the HDMI port for my HD TV and am assuming I can connect my existing PC's LCD monitor via the TB port with the mini display port to DVI adapter. Is that a wrong assumption? Apple sells the adapter as an accessory when purchasing the mini.

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  8. simsaladimbamba

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    from http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/

    In other words, you can use your existing display with an MDP to DVI adapter.

     
  9. New2macmini macrumors newbie

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    Perfect! That clears it up for me, thanks. Now I just have to wait 7 to 10 days for delivery :( ...
     

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