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    HDMI vs Mini DP

    Hello everyone.

    I am a little confused about these two types of connections.

    My new mac Mini has both. I have no Monitor yet and am wondering whether both of these can drive 2560x1400? is the quality the same?

    Will Mini DP to DVI work perfectly?

    Thankx
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    Re: HDMI vs Mini DP

    I think you've stumped the Mac boys Michael - you may need to down-grade to a PC

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    Re: HDMI vs Mini DP

    Current Mini:

    Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
    HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
    DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)

    Interfaces:

    Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
    FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
    Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    HDMI port
    SDXC card slot
    Gigabit Ethernet port
    Audio in/out

    Mini DP?

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    Re: HDMI vs Mini DP

    Thanks Robert ...... Mini DP = Mini Display Port

    So my 2011 Mac Mini and new NEC MultiSync PA241W-BK-SV 24.1" are in the proverbial mail. The NEC is 1920x1200, so should I use the HDMI connections or the DVI? Does it matter?

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    Re: HDMI vs Mini DP

    Use the HDMI to DVI adaptor (which comes with the Mac) and then use the DVI to DVI cable which comes with the NEC. You should get an instruction book with the NEC. NEC also has helpful Tech support that you can call.

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    Re: HDMI vs Mini DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Poaceae View Post
    Use the HDMI to DVI adaptor (which comes with the Mac) and then use the DVI to DVI cable which comes with the NEC. You should get an instruction book with the NEC. NEC also has helpful Tech support that you can call.
    Great! Thanks

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