Two adapters to connect monitor to iMac?

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  1. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    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

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    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

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    Mini Display to HDMI for $6.46.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2


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


    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024602

    Enjoy!
     
  4. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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