Seperate Desktops - Media Center (hdmi) / workstation (dvi)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by efegue, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. efegue macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
    I bought a Mac Mini Mid 2010 and I want to know if it's possible to use it as a media center and a desktop.

    I want plex to run at my TV by HDMI and use it as a normal desktop with my monitor plugged at the DVI Port.

    Is there anyway to achieve this?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Sure. Both video outputs are active at the same time.

    You can either have separate images on each display or mirror the displays.

    You'll need a mini-display port to DVI adapter to plug your DVI monitor into the mini (if you're using the hdmi port for the tv).
  3. efegue thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Thanks for your answer.
    Can I use plex on the TV and use another desktop not related to plesk on my monitor?

    If I press the 'Menu' in remote which brings up plex, what monitor will show Plex?

    I know I can connect both displays to the mini, but my doubt is If I can have different desktops, behaving in different ways, maybe different logins.

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