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deadduckwalking
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: which video cable to buy? Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm going to connect mac mini to HDTV and I'm choosing which video cable to buy. Is there a difference in terms of picture quality, speed and sound between

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MC838ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MTk0MjUwOTU

and

Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable with Audio Support http://store.apple.com/ca/product/H4637ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjA4NjU2MjY

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just get an HDMI cable from monoprice.

That worked for me initially but then I had a situation where I wanted to have a set of external speakers on the mini too.

I had to go with a mini display port to VGA adapter cable from monoprice for the TV so I would not have to change the audio settings from HDMI to headphone all the time.

I split the analog audio out from the heaphone jack with one going to the tv and one to the external speakers. This works well but I have to turn down the volume on the external speakers when I watch TV because there is about a 1 second delay on the audio that comes out of the TV vs. the external speakers.

I also use the HDMI to DVI adapter for a computer monitor on the mini and have the TV as an extended desktop as stated above via the minidisplay port.
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