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monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 24, 2014 09:16PM
Is it better to use an HDMI -> DVI cable or a Mini DisplayPort -> DVI cable?
Does it matter as far as quality? The monitor I bought for my wife's "new" 2012 Mac Mini only has VGA and DVI inputs.
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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 24, 2014 09:40PM
Doesnt matter, they are both digital connections.

Monoprice has either cable for $8.





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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: June 24, 2014 09:44PM
Mini Display port to DVI for sure. The HDMI port, even with adapter, still only likes 1920x1080 for a display resolution.



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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: June 24, 2014 09:45PM
Same signal. Same quality.

The only time it's something to worry about is with a display that takes dual-link DVI (typically, 27-inch or larger). Then, you'll want to go DVI whenever you can for best color. (There's a glitch in the way that the Mac detects the display and sends color information using other connections.)
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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 24, 2014 09:48PM
I'm getting 1920 X 1200 using the HDMI->DVI adapter that came with my Mini.
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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 25, 2014 07:59AM
Apple released a new Mac mini model? I completely missed that news! The current "new" model is 2012.

With new standards for HDMI coming out, I am guessing tools/utilities to change the resolution are going to become popular, maybe even necessary. I was trying to test out 4K TV's with my Win8 laptop and had to use a resolution overlay program to force 3840x2160 over HDMI.



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Re: monitor cable for new Mac Mini
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 25, 2014 08:42AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Apple released a new Mac mini model? I completely missed that news! The current "new" model is 2012.

It is the 2012 model. I bought it on Craigslist over the weekend.
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