11257 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2009 1:57 AM by alcyon
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2009 11:38 PM (in response to kha0s)Welcome to the Apple Discussions!
There is not really much converting going on with regard to DVI (D) to HDMI. I use the mini-DVI to DVI (D) adapter that came with my Mac mini and a Belkin cable that is DVI (D) on one end and HDMI on the other. The signals are compatible. But as you say I run a separate audio cable from the mini to my HDTV. That is the real conversion that is taking place in the "black box" devices to which you are linking; adding the audio to the video.
There is another route that skips the video output from the mini altogether, but it is a bit more pricey, USB. I know of two USB to HDMI "black boxes" that give you both audio and video in the HDMI stream.
Atlona USB to HDMI Converter. Model: AT-HDPiX
Grand HD Cinema
Dah•veed'09 Mac mini 2GB RAM - 250GB miniStack v3, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 17" iMac CD 2GB RAM - Nano (3G) 8GB - Happily using Macs since 1984!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2009 8:32 AM (in response to kha0s)Does your TV really have surround sound speakers built into it? If not, what is the point of bringing surround sound into the TV?
The optical output from the mini would typically be jacked into a surround sound system/receiver, bypassing the TV altogether. That would by the typical use.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2009 2:57 AM (in response to kha0s)I admit I am in a hurry and I haven't read carefully the discussion, but another solution if you ran out of optical inputs would be converting optical to digital coaxial if you amplifier has digital coaxial outputs. Performance wise they are exactly the same as using optical connection and you can use cheap converters like this
to go from digital-optical to digital-coaxMac mini (late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.53GHz Core2Duo, 4GB DDR3, 320GBHD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2009 10:14 AM (in response to ilGaspa)Sorry, I mis-typed: I meant "if your amplifier has digital-coaxial INPUTS" -_-Mac mini (late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.53GHz Core2Duo, 4GB DDR3, 320GBHD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 1:27 PM (in response to BSteely)The point would be if he wants to use the TV and its remote as the audio/video switcher. So you have everything going into the TV, then the TV does it's component cable out (or HDMI out) into the receiver and, voila, 5.1 sound.Macbook Pro 17"
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 7:31 AM (in response to triple.vee)
The point would be if he wants to use the TV and its remote as the audio/video switcher.
Yeah, I see what you mean. I didn't think of that.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 1:57 AM (in response to kha0s)Hello khaOs,
Your problem is quite clear: you want audio in hdmi by joining toslink-audio with dvi-video to hdmi out with:
so you can use the hdmi as input for your receiver because your receiver doesn't have toslink input.
You simply asks, does anyone tried this product.
Well all the answers you got until now are: NO.
But as I see it, you have answered your question by yourself: "The are a few customer reviews that specifically state it works flawlessly with the Mac Mini."
So, what is your problem until now and is it solved in your opninion? If yes, please inform.
With kind regards. Bram