Two adapters to connect monitor to iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by clyde2801, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Not wanting to sound stupid*, but I've got a question involving monitors. Had my eye on a couple of reasonably priced 27" and 23" samsung LED monitors at BB.

    Trouble is, neither one have DVI connections, either VGA:confused: or HDMI. To hook it up to my '11 imac, I'll have to use a Mini display port to dvi on the mac, and then a dvi to HDMI adapter on the monitor. (Since they're trying to clamp down on illegal unauthorized hdmi connectors and cables-yea...)

    The thought of using two adapters sounds hinckey to me, and my gut feeling is that this will prove to be either unstable or result in video degradation. Am I right, or have other people used this method?

    Or, does anyone else have a better idea?

    Thanks in advance for the help, guys.
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Shouldn't have any issues, especially since the two connections you're using are digital. I had a funny moment a few weeks ago with my monitor when I realized I didn't have a MDP to DVI adapter to hook it up to my iMac. I did, however, have a MDP to HDMI from my now-gone MBP, and a HDMI to DVI from my HTPC Mini. The picture quality is excellent in this setup. I used to have it connected VGA, and the digital HDMI/DVI setup I have now is worlds better :)
  3. Wiggum macrumors member

    May 21, 2010

    Mini Display to HDMI for $6.46.

    You need that and a mini display port cable found here...

  4. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010

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