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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini to component video output??? Reply with quote

am using a Macmini2,1

and am wondering if anyone has been successul connecting to a HDTV via component cables and what adapter was used.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any adapter thats works would be costly. think 100 or 200 bucks

you have a 1.83 or a 2.0 macmini. model 2.1 is not all the info needed. a 2.0ghz with 3gb ram is a lot more powerful then a 1.83ghz with 2gb ram.



to do component you need electronic conversion not just an adapter. there was gear around in 2007 2008 but it was not low cost.

also let me know what tv you want to hook up to.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

i currently have it hooked up to a sony HDTV (not sure of model) via DVI to HDMI cable...

but i want to be able to connect it to a RCA (older DirectTV HDTV) with only component cable input, S-Video and standard RCA inputs (no pun intended)...

may just be the catalyst needed to purchase a new flat screen.

thanks...

philiparcario wrote:
any adapter thats works would be costly. think 100 or 200 bucks

you have a 1.83 or a 2.0 macmini. model 2.1 is not all the info needed. a 2.0ghz with 3gb ram is a lot more powerful then a 1.83ghz with 2gb ram.



to do component you need electronic conversion not just an adapter. there was gear around in 2007 2008 but it was not low cost.

also let me know what tv you want to hook up to.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gefen made a converter it may be discontinued. it was over 200 bucks.

here is a link it is 269. I would buy a new tv instead.

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this worked with osx 10.4 and maybe osx 10.5. I have no idea if it will work with osx 10.6
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you can go DVI-I to S-Video or composite. They make DVI-I to component cables for $5 but they do not work with the GMA950. There are special DVI-I to component adapters for ATI video cards which won't help in your case either. You might be able to go DVI to VGA then VGA to Component. It depends on how "Frankenstein" you are willing to go.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ended getting a new bravia tv just yesterday... but ran into issues using dvi to hdmi and connecting audio via 3.5 from mac mini to bravia and getting no sound. also tried using 3.5 to rca without any luck as well...

any thoughts?

thank you.

philiparcario wrote:
gefen made a converter it may be discontinued. it was over 200 bucks.

here is a link it is 269. I would buy a new tv instead.

link

this worked with osx 10.4 and maybe osx 10.5. I have no idea if it will work with osx 10.6
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some TVs just don't accept separate audio when using HDMI. Check menu settings. Better to move to the DVI or VGA connector which always uses the audio input.

If that isn't available, there is an adapter that combines optical with HDMI to have one connector. $50 - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011405&p_id=5369
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to use the video input thats connected to the RCA/3.5 audio input.
My Samsung has audio input for HDMI/DVI input 1 ONLY & VGA

Check your TVs manual, maybe your using the wrong HDMI input.

FWIW, Im not a big fan of Sony. Your not going to get the best HTPC sound from your HDTV You will need some kind of receiver (A/V) Or Computer speakers.

Just my 2ยข

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