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

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

  1. efegue macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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