10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2010 1:19 PM by BSteely
ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i just got my mac mini unibody today, hooked it up to my tv via hdmi to hdmi, turned it on but there is no picture, during the boot where it shows the apple grey background i can see the picture clearly but after that its just a black screen with my tv saying no signal (samsung t220hd)

ive have also tried inserting the restore dvd, the apple logo, then nothing again

Please Help

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2.6GHZ Core 2 Duo, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB HD
  • ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nevremind, its working now, it just suddenly appeared.

    i now have another problem tho.

    In system preferences - display settings i have it set to 1080p, and my tv also says its running at 1080p but the quality is appalling. Text is almost unreadable (Grainy) and nothing seems to clear. I have had the previous gen mac mini, which i used DVI-DVI which was pristine quality.

    Help!
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    Try the P.SIZE control on the Samsung remote and set the picture size to Just Scan.
  • ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Not sure what you mean, this is the remote i have, except the p.size button says TTX/MIX on mine

    http://cochinoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/samsung_remote.jpg

    Message was edited by: joshm94
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    You're remote doesn't have a P.SIZE button as shown in the picture you linked? Hmm. OK, what does your TV's user manual say about making picture size adjustments? Maybe you will have to go through the TV's menu system in the absence of having direct access from a dedicated button on the remote.
  • ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ok, thanks, ill have a look at the manual.

    Is it most likely the TV thats causing the problem?
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    Is it most likely the TV thats causing the problem?


    Yes.
  • ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been through all the picture sizes but none improve clarity, would it be useful trying the mac in a different display
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean trying the Mac with a different display? Otherwise I don't know what you mean by "in a different display."
  • ngtdhndth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, i meant try with a different display and i did.

    The mac automatically recognised 1080p but still had the grainy picture, the tv i tried was a 37" Panasonic. Could apple solve my problem if i give them a ring?
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    You know, I just realized something about your 22" Samsung TV. It's native panel resolution is 1680 x 1050. Trying to run it at 1080p is never going to look good because it has to try and downscale from 1920 x 1080 to fit that many pixels into the smaller resolution screen. The optimum resolution for that TV is 1680 x 1050 @ 60Hz, and it even says as much in the Specification section of the user guide. So try that resolution and see if text looks better.

    Same might go for your 37" TV. If it is not a native Full HD panel TV, then 1080p computer output won't look good.