through VGA, and was hoping to be able to easily switch from one machine to the other through simply changing the tv's input from VGA to hdmi. I've done it many times how can the. MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. Unless I'm missing something (definitely possible it would seem that the most direct method of connecting the monitor would be to use a DVI (M) to VGA (F) adapter; plug the DVI side into the Apple-supplied hdmi to DVI adapter, and then use the VGA. Your friend told you of a great deal on a 17 monitor in the local computer centre. These are so old, they almost definitely have no support for VGA monitors. Id4852 ) and work perfectly fine. It is the only way to use a multiscan monitor on a pre-LC Macintosh. So, while the Apple-supplied hdmi to DVI adapter will drive a DVI monitor, it doesn't carry any of the analog signal necessary to drive a VGA monitor, because the hdmi connector is lacking that signal in the first place.
I'm currently using DVI to DVI on my samsung 27" monitor.
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I've read that some folks have had difficulty connecting VGA monitors to the Mac Mini something about the hdmi signal not accurately translating.
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(I do not know for sure what video cards it is and is not compatible with. Many TVs just have horrible hdmi pictures. Some exceptions are the new Apple displays and the Apple flat panel displays. The Mac Mini comes with dating app sex an "hdmi to DVI adapter" (Apple's description but I can't find any other information about that adapter on the Mac Mini description pages, nor can I find any photos of the adapter. Then you need something like this. Hdmi to DVI, dVI to VGA path not work? We'll see if this fellow's longevity is good, but so far I'm extremely happy with.
Almost every Macintosh model can support a PC monitor (VGA and there is almost always a way to add support even to those without built-in video. This monitor was a popular model to go with the LC IIIs replacement, the LC 475. I have a Surface 3 and an old 1280x1024 LCD monitor. I really hope Apple can develop a fix for the poor hdmi picture quality of the Mini soon!
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