Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup. For more information on using adapters with StarTech. After you connect the cable and adapter to the screen and the Mac Mini and power them on, the Mac Mini should automatically detect the monitor. The maximum resolutions are Single Link 1920 x 1080 60Hz and Dual Link 2560 x 1600 60Hz. Video is great, no problems. However, 3rd parties to the rescue. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.
Be sure to check us out on and the. But you know, until now Mini DisplayPort can not output audio but only video. Automatic detect the display by plugging and unplugging it. The pins seem okay, and is used two different cables dvi-dvi, hdmi-dvi with both monitors. If your port contains all the pins, however, it can support the max resolution with no problem. If you want to get the entertainment off your files and disks and onto your screen, cables are a necessary evil for the time being. No more bent pins; just push and play.
Hello, I'm thinking of getting my first Mac and am planning on a Mac mini. Shout-out in the comments below! That was causing the issues. Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. This port has been adopted throughout Apple's line of Mac systems because it offers high-resolution video handling as well as other options like audio support for connecting to television systems. David Thanks for the information about the Toslink I think that might just be the thing I need.
Improper routing of the cables interference from other devices can cause problems. Are you confused by the barrage of video cables available today? Once you get a connection set up, you will be able to easily enjoy video files from your computer. Powered from Mini Display Port source. Passive Adapters Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. In a recent knowledgebase article on the , Apple describes how to identify whether or not your system has a DisplayPort connection, noting the port's geometry as well as the symbols used to identify it, along with various Apple-supplied adapters that work with DisplayPort. The new port is backward compatible so it can still be used to connect to DisplayPort devices; however, only the new port can be used to connect to Thunderbolt devices. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
I really appreciate the input, and everything is running just fine now. Images Credit Wikimedia and Why Cables Anyhow? You can connect it to an Apple monitor, but Apple does not offer a lot of selection in its monitors and the prices are often higher than those of other manufacturers. In the last few years Apple has been releasing systems with an advanced Mini DisplayPort connection for monitors that allows for some advanced options such as using an iMac as an external display. Archived from on 23 March 2010. . If this does not work, go into the settings on your Mac and choose a lower resolution; this may make it function properly. As far as I know Cable Matters Inc.
The April 2010 line of MacBook Pro, and July 2010 iMac and later do support this. Mac Minis manufactured between early 2009 and mid-2011 come with a Mini DisplayPort instead of a Thunderbolt port. Unlike its and predecessors, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with resolutions up to 2560×1600 in its DisplayPort 1. DisplayPort devices will work with Thunderbolt, but Thunderbolt devices will not work with DisplayPort The main warning here is to be aware of and avoid situations when setting up or troubleshooting devices where you might confuse the two connections when you need to use the Thunderbolt technology. So thanks for your kind answer. This means that while you can physically connect a Thunderbolt device to a Mac with DisplayPort, the device will not work, but if you connect a DisplayPort device to a Mac with Thunderbolt, then the device will work.
Thanks Greg I am not familiar with the restrictions inherent to using a home theater system because my apt is so small I have never invested in one. Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using. With an adapter, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with , , or interfaces. Some MacBooks and older iBooks and PowerBooks were shipped with the adapter, so you may have one available. All devices using the Mini DisplayPort must comply with the 1. Features: This product with three output ports, and you can choose one of them to use at a time as you demand, the functions of the port as followings: 1. But with digital video and audio, a cable is a cable.
If you aren't certain which model you have, you can check on the Apple website see Resources to identify the model from its serial number. This includes some content from the which has no such restrictions if played on a Mac without Mini DisplayPort. Apple's new Thunderbolt left and older DisplayPort connections use the same port geometry. I'm new to Mac and am a little confused by your post. Do you have both monitors plugged in at the same time? When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. Compact and relatively inexpensive, the Mac Mini computer does not ship with a monitor. Any ideas are welcome outside of this cable issue, too.