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I just purchased a 2012 Mac Mini to use with my Apple Thunderbolt Display.

The mini also included an HDMI to DVI converter. I have a DVI-connected ViewSonic montior that I'd like to use as a secondary display. Is it possible to use the HDMI-out port as a secondary monitor output?

Like so: (excuse the horrible art)

     Thunderbolt Port          HDMI Port
    /*****************|------|**********\_________
   |                  | Mac  |          |         |
---------------       | Mini |          | Other   |
| Thunderbolt |       |------|          | Monitor |
|   Display   |                         |_________|
|_____________|
  • if you have all the parts, why not just try and see if it works?.. – omercnet Feb 5 '13 at 23:59
  • My DVI Cable vanished, so I didn't want to buy one if it wasn't going to do me any good. It's funny how I can spend $1000 on a monitor and another $1000+ on the Mini... but that last $5 is just too much. ;P – Matt H. Feb 6 '13 at 0:00
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Yes, that will work just fine.

  • Awesome, thank you. Accepting as the correct answer, or I'll forget to come back. Haven't tried it yet though :) – Matt H. Feb 5 '13 at 23:41

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