What adapter would I need to connect the mini to this?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ee13lbp, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ee13lbp macrumors member

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  2. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Unless you have an old G4 Mini you can't. At least not in a easy way. Maybe the first Core2Solo's have analog DVI pins, but at least from 2009 and newer it is impossible.

    If it is for playing movies: grab a Raspberry Pi. It is 35$, has video-out that connects directly, and can play up to fullHD movies in XBMC. Way cheaper than any adapter that does DVI/DP to composite!

    And if you like to tweak: break the screen open, find the digital display cable between its controller board and the screen, and hook that directly to the Pi for perfect digital display!
     
  3. ee13lbp thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking of using RPi for this, but unfortunately it's not available in my area :( I suppose I'll have to import it from somewhere, but anyway thanks for your help!
     
  4. diazj3, Aug 29, 2013
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    diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    what video outputs do you have available in your mini?

    if HDMI, then this: http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Universal-Composite-Converter-Standard/dp/B0080KN18K

    Or this: http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Composite-S-video-Converter/dp/B009EA7XIY

    Or something like it https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#hl=en&q=hdmi+to+video+converter

    If the available output is the MiniDisplayPort, you can get a MDP to HDMI or MDP to DVI, and then a DVI to Video adapter.

    If your mini is 2009 and has MiniDVI, then you can get something like this MiniDVI to Video https://www.google.com/search?q=min...FJ8rNsATG0oDoBw&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1373&bih=652
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    The converters jdiaz3 listed will work, but the resolution will convert down to 480i (640x480 resolution). Ok for watching video or playing a game, but no good for any kind of text, etc.
     
  6. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Correct.... that shouldn't be a problem, since the OP's device resolution is just that. But I agree that text is out of the question.

     

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