What cable do I need to connect this monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by patricem, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. patricem macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't wait anymore for a mini update so pulled the trigger on a great used 2012 mini. I have read many reviews about monitors but am thinking of going with the ViewSonic - 27" IPS LED HD Monitor ,Model: VP2770. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00906HNZU/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
    Can someone please tell me exactly which cable do I need to connect this monitor to get the 2560 x 1440 resolution? I have been reading and researching but I'm still just not sure what I need. Any links or good price would be appreciated! Thank you
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You would need either an HDMI cable or a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable.
     
  3. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    That's not correct I am afraid.
    He defo needs a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, that's the only way to drive any resolution more than 1920x1200 from a mini. The HDMI port version is limited to HD only. Not sure about the Viewsonic but most 27" monitors ship with such a cable already.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    HDMI is able to drive a screen larger than 1080p. The only requirement is having a monitor that allows it as Mac OS X already does allow it.
     
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  6. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    It should ship with: power, USB, DL-DVI, VGA and DisplayPort cables. Factory calibration report as per the TFT Central review.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Not on the Mac Mini. At least not without hack. On the Mini the HDMI is limited (OOB) to 1080p.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, you need the right cable, and the monitor comes with several. You still need the right mDP adapter, and dual-link DVI needs that somewhat-pricey mDP to DL-DVI adapter.
     
  9. patricem thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Accrding to a product description that I found, the display has DisplayPort, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI and VGA inputs.

    If that's the case, you need a "MiniDisplayPort to DisplayPort" connecting cable.

    I'd suggest monoprice.com.
     

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