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Using the Mac Mini on a HDTV (problem)

 
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wantobe
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Using the Mac Mini on a HDTV (problem) Reply with quote

I own a mac mini and intend to use it on a Pioneer Elite PRO-620HD Television however the RGB(VGA) input is not for use as a output for a computer and the related. Trying to do so may damage the TV.

It has no HDMI inputs or DVI inputs so I don't have many options.

What are the best options for displaying a good picture on a TV like this?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is strange. Normally VGA is for use with a computer. Now if you don't want to use it, then you only option may be to get a RF Modulator and connect the mini using S video or Coax. This would also require you to purchase the DVI to S video converter.. which I think is like 20 dollars from Apple.. but surely you can get it a bit cheaper else where.
Or maybe you can get a nice HDTV and skip all the hassle Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Using the Mac Mini on a HDTV (problem) Reply with quote

wantobe wrote:
the RGB(VGA) input is not for use as a output for a computer and the related. Trying to do so may damage the TV.



More than likely, the TV manufacture publishes a disclaimer warning not to use the TV's VGA input with a computer. The reasoning would be that improper timings (wrong resolution and/or refresh rate) could damage the display.

My suggestion would be to visit www.avsforum.com and research other user's experience with your display. It doesn't matter whether they are PC or Mac users - you are looking for other user's success and what resolution/refresh rate they selected on the computer before connecting to the display. You could also look at the TV's technical specs for this info.
Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got my PPC mini hooked up to my HDTV through VGA. Works fine . Only problem is that VGA doesn't ouput a resolution that matches my screen native resolution. I've got an HDMI input on it and have been thinking about getting a DVI to HDMI cable to see how that looks. Only problem is my TV only has 1 HDMI port. I wish it had 4 to be future safe with Blu-ray, HD-DVD and such coming. I can buy a HDMI switcher, but those things are expensive.
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