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    May 06, 2013
    connect mac mini to monitor and remote tv
    I have a mid 2007 mac mini (OS-Lion)with only one video output. I would like to connect it to the adjacent monitor and a tv in the adjacent bedroom.I don't know whether to use a splitter or a switcher(I won't need to use them simultaneously), or if either would work. My guess is that a switcher would be better but don't know if switching the output would hurt the mini or not. Audio is not a problem--it's already done. Any help appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    Michael Winn

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    You definitely do not want to use a splitter. Switching is OK, but not all switch boxes are safe. You need to find one that will not induce a spike when the switch is changed from one position to another as that can damage the video output port on your Mini.

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    May 06, 2013
    Thanks for your reply. As far as I can tell, there is no info on safety in the specs for switchers(at least the few I looked at) Any idea how to pick out such a one? Thanks again.

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