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    Kenwood DDX-7029 to mac mini

    Hi there, just wondering if anyone would know if a Kenwood DDX-7029 can connect to a mac mini? The reason why I'm asking is for my install, as thinking about saving space (no need for a HU if use this setup).
    The DDX has RCA A/V inputs and outputs, whereas the mac has a Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort video outs. TBH I haven't a clue what they look like or if they can be connected in any way shape or form.

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    I'm guessing you've got the 2009 mini? It has no direct analogue output unfortunately so you need a DisplayPort->VGA adapter and then VGA->composite converter box.

    Best bet is http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB...mco=MjE0ODQ2NQ and one of these: http://www.limitedgoods.com/itemView...M&currency=GBP

    More info: http://discussions.apple.com/thread....readID=1752866

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    will be the 09 ed (more than likely). I presume this is similar
    http://www.amazool.com/en/new-svga-v...l?currency=GBP
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    Quote Originally Posted by demogorgon View Post
    will be the 09 ed (more than likely). I presume this is similar
    http://www.amazool.com/en/new-svga-v...l?currency=GBP
    No its not mate. They have been proven not to work with the Mini DisplayPort->VGA adapter (they only work with graphics cards which support them). The converter box I recommended isn't a simple pin converter but contains USB powered electronics to convert from a RGB signal to a composite or S-Video signal for your screen. It's a known problem with the new Macs (see the forum link from Apple supplied).

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    me again, thinking of an easier option for fitting the HU. This to be exact.
    I presume connecting the mac would be exactly the same as I've been told before?

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    It would but to be honest I would be more tempted to go for a carPC screen, check out digitalcar.co.uk. Car PC screens have VGA input and will look and work better.

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    was trying to be crafty and save some space, but already decided I am going for a screen and move my current HU to below the heater
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