Thunderbolt question.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Southernboyj, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Ok here is my scenario... I have the 21.5" 2011 iMac.
    I'm wanting to do a dual-monitor setup. I found a LED monitor for a good deal.

    My question is, can I hook it up via HDMI with a Mini Display port to HDMI adaptor? Or must I have a Thunderbolt to HDMI? I know Thunderbolt is backwards compatible but I'm just unsure as to how it works with video.

    If the Mini Display adaptor will work, will the picture look fine? Its a 1080p monitor. Thanks for any help!
  2. Benni-chan macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    for a display the thunderbolt port is exactly like a mini display port. (with one exception, the apple thunderbolt display only works on a thunderbolt port. but that's because of all the other features built into the display)

    for a normal display you can use any mini display port adapter you like. i would suggest a hdmi or dvi adapter.

    (a quick search would have answered this question pretty fast...)

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