Vizio to Mini Mac

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sidney7935, May 16, 2012.

  1. sidney7935 macrumors newbie

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    I want to connect my Vizio TV to my Mini. The manual for the Vizio says connect a computer to the RGB PC connection. On the mini I have a mini display port available, the standard computer monitor is connected to the DVI port. What do I need. I am getting confused with the terms. Also can I have both the monitor and TV connected at the same time to the Mini?
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    need the exact model number of the vizo also what mac mini do you have.

    you can hook up 2 monitors to some minis not all.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    How old is your Mini and how old is the TV?

    Surely the tv must have hdmi or even VGA inputs? RGB, lol.
     
  4. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    You need a display port adapter. Display port on one end, whatever connection you're supposed to use on your TV on the other end.
     
  5. sidney7935 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Vizio TV to Mac Mini

    Thank you for jumping in right away. Yes the Mini is 2 years old and has two video out puts, DVi and mini display port. Yes the Tv is 2 years old and has 4 hdmi inputs.
    I bought a cable that has mini display port on one end and HDMI on the other. But when I connect to the Mini the TV says no signal, Yes I selected the correct HDMI port on the TV. Sooo, I grabbed the Vizio manual and it says use the RGB PC port on the TV what resembles a VGA. Is it a VGA, I dont want to buy the wrong stuff again.
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  6. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    Not doubting anything you've said, but I have used a MINI and VIZIO of about the same vintage with no problems. Used a Mini Display port to HDMI adapter.
     
  7. theSeb, May 16, 2012
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    This should work, but I've found miniDP to HDMI to be a bit flaky and some adaptors work and others do not.

    This is also something to bear in mind as it's talking about your cable:

    http://www.t3.com/news/mini-displayport-to-hdmi-cable-not-licensed

    I think you have a 2009 Mini with a mini DVI connection. You could try a miniDVI to HDMI convertor

    Something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/PTC-Mini-DVI-Adapter-6ft-Macintosh/product-reviews/B001H0REVK

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    You're right, but not all miniDP to HDMI adaptors are built equal. Some work as expected and some don't.
     

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