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One way to 'mirror' DVI displays on a Mac mini
Authored by: Roquentin on Mar 27, '07 01:25:56PM

This is beside the point for those who do want to mirror, but for those who might be thinking about the alternatives, it may be worth pointing out that (1) splitting the signal can affect signal strength and quality, obviously, and (2) there's a pretty good chance that the resolution you'll want to maintain on your mini's computer display won't be the same as the one you'll want (or are able to achieve) on your projector. In my own case, I ended up purchasing a decent A/B video splitter (they're not that expensive) and a BlueTooth keyboard and mouse so that after I make the switch I can do my thing over the projector while I'm sitting on the couch. And because my 1024 x 768 VGA resolution stretches horizontally to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio my projector is configured for, I use the aspect-ratio menu command in VLC media player to display the video in 4:3. That way I don't have to switch my projector to 4:3 (which would mimic my VGA display but reduce the projected display size on the left and right), with the result that the video ultimately displays over the full projection surface rather than a subset of it.



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One way to 'mirror' DVI displays on a Mac mini
Authored by: Roquentin on Mar 27, '07 01:29:27PM

I said "video splitter" but I meant "video switch." Big difference. :)



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