Video Splitter adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thecounthahaha, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a 2013 Mac mini (2.6 quad i7 Intel HD Graphics 4000) that I currently run the following off:

    A 22" 1920×1080 monitor over VGA through the thunderbolt port on the mini.
    A Sony TV through the HDMI port on the mini, but currently using the DVI adapter that came with the Mini.


    I would like an extra screen, running an exact copy of the TV for use in a different part of the room. What's the best way to go about this?

    I've found some cables that look like they should do the job, but some bad reviews are making me hesitate.

    For example:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-DV...&qid=1385652192&sr=8-12&keywords=dvi+splitter


    Would this be a solution?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Data®...=1385652543&sr=8-1&keywords=dvi+splitter+hdmi

    Or would having a 3rd screen (even if it is a clone) cause the mini to not run properly?

    If so, would this be a better choice?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet®-SPLIT...=1385652599&sr=8-3&keywords=dvi+splitter+hdmi

    Thanks very much for any help!
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you'll have better luck finding an HDMI splitter. as it would be more common.
    you'll just need a short hdmi cable to connect the splitter to your mac, and then plug your adapter into the output of the splitter.

    another option, if you're running mavericks, you could hook an appleTV to the remote TV and mirror to that. if you're running full screen video playback i wouldn't do it this way though, as the quality really isn't up to it.
    this might work in mountain lion, but i'm not sure how it works with multiple displays.
     
  3. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll go for the HDMI splitter then!

    I'm on Mountain Lion at the moment but may move up to Mavericks later next year so that might be a useful hint, thanks!
     

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