Two displays hooked up through hdmi?

weisjt

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Ihave a 2.3 mac mini i want to hook two lcd led tvs to.
Is it possible to get a hdmi splitter and run hdmi to both tv or would I have to use hdmi on one and the vga or dvi on the other?

thanks
 

dcoulson

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Ihave a 2.3 mac mini i want to hook two lcd led tvs to.
Is it possible to get a hdmi splitter and run hdmi to both tv or would I have to use hdmi on one and the vga or dvi on the other?
You can use a splitter, but they will still be considered one display by OS X and will mirror the same information on each.

If you actually want two independent displays you will need to do one via HDMI and the other via Mini-DisplayPort. You can buy third-party MDP->HDMI adapters so you can hook it all up with HDMI cables.
 

warvanov

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8204&seq=1&format=2

A splitter like this will allow you to mirror two displays. They'll both have to support the same resolution though, you'll just get the same display on both screens.

or

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

Get an adapter like this to use the MDP on your mini to connect to a second display. This would allow you to run the second display at a different resolution with a different image displayed, or to run it as a mirror of the first display.

The second option would be cheaper and more versitile. Unless you need the MDP to drive yet a third display then I would go with the adapter.
 
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