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Hey everyone, i currently have my mac mini connected to my 50" LED tv through HDMI (tv) and mini-displayport, but now i want to set up the mini on an external computer display (call me crazy for being able to get more work done at a desk then sitting in a recliner!). Anyways, the external display has a DVI port so i am looking to do a HDMI to DVI cable connection.

Should i expect any problems with audio or resolution if i connect it through a product like the belkin HDMI to DVI cable? Belkin HDMI to DVI Cable - Apple Store (U.S.)

I'm not expecting any problem's but i thought i would ask, maybe someone recommends are better product to connect the two?


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That cable is only going to give you video output to the monitor since DVI does not carry audio.

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ah dang, is there such thing as a HDMI to dvi with an additional audio input? Any other suggested options?
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Similar setup here, Mini HDMI > DVI for monitor, using the adaptor supplied with the Mini, but using audio out to amplifier and external speakers. Works a treat. Downside is space occupied, and numerous cables.

The V'sonic monitor does have direct audio input, but the speakers are - ahem - pathetic.

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No work around. DVI is not capable of carrying audio. You're going to have to do it the old fashioned way of using a separate audio cable to the audio port on the monitor - "assuming" the monitor has speakers.

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