could I connect my mac via mini diplay port too my my 42 inch hd plasma tv?

I"m considering buying a mini mac and sitting it under my plasma while using a wireless keyboard,is this set up possble???

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    Totally possible. I am running my new 13" macbook pro into my Samsung 42" HDTV using the mini display port adapter, and a DVI to HDMI cable I bought an apple keyboard w/number pad, hooked up my Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse.....whallah....42" of Mac. Works absolutely fantastic.

    For those of you who want to do this with a macbook......start with the TV off, I open the Macbook press the power button, then immediately close it all the way. Next turn on the TV. and you should be set. I use my laptop as a "desktop" literally everyday. When I do need to go somewhere however, I pull a few wires and walk out the door. The nice thing is, that i am not wearing out the keyboard and the laptop screen when i am hooked up to the flatscreen tv. the life of my macbook LCD screen will be extended ten fold.

    Hope this helped.

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  • Yes, assuming you still have an HDMI slot open, you can get best quality by purchasing an hdmi-hdmi chord and then connecting it from the port on the back of your T.V to a HDMI -> (to either display port) adapter. I have it set up on my Sony Bravia and it works great.

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  • To be able to play HD content (from iTunes and so on) you HAVE to use the mini-display port to HDMI method.... or else HD content won't play back...

    DVI won't carry the HDCP signal and you get a black screen...


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  • I have connected my Mac Mini to my 50' plasma (Philips). What an experience, I dont seem to be able to get the sound though, I listen to my desktop speakers, will have to play about I reckon. All in all a wonderful experience.

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