I have the same problem with my MacBook Pro 13" 2011 model, and a Sony KDL-32EX402.
I have a MiniDisplay to HDMI cable, but the colors invert very randomly. I have OS X Lion but that hasn't helped on the problem.
I read that the problem involves various models of tv, macbook, apple tv. Then it is a problem of Apple.
We call on always the technical support and ask to open a case. I contacted Apple Support
I have the same problem with a macbookpro 15". Is not the TV, nor the DVI to HDMI adaptors. I know well is the MACBOOKPRO.
I bouught my mcpro three months ago and started doing that problem you mentioned. I took it to Apple Store and they changed the Logicboard. It kept doing the same thing. Finally the hard drive crashed, I took it to Apple Store for repair, and they gave me a new mcpro because they said I had the bad luck of a defective product. The new mcpro, didn't have the problem at the begining, but now after two months is doing the same thing as the other mcpro. I have a notebook (mac) and it works fine for streaming and watching my mac on my tv.
I have noticed that when I restart my computer it works fine for a while, but then again the same thing. I am sure is a problem of the intel processor or something of that sort. Does anyone knows the solution to this?
I have the same problem with a 40'' version of Sony KDL-32EX402 mentioned above. Yesterday while watching a movie it flipped colours after about an hour of watching. I changed the resolutions from the "screen settings" thingy back and forth and that solved the problem temporarily. It continued messing up the colours at an interval of between 10 to 20 minutes after that. Really frustrating.
Back at my place I have an old Samsung LE40R86 and I have absolutely no problems with the thunderbolt - HDMI connection.
I use the Moshi adapter with Lion installed.
After I installed Lion I also find that the connection between the MBP and TV isn't always easy to obtain. With the same Sony as above and a Panasonic plasma I have been strugling for tens of minutes to get a picture. I just felt the need to mention that as well.
Hoping for an update to solve this problem!
I have exactly the same problem. I have a thunderbolt macbook pro 15" and when I plug it to my Sony television. I have Lion installed and the issue is still there. I have tried changing the resolution, the color profile, the frequency, basically everything and nothing seems to help.
It seems to be a known issue, is anything being done about it?
My Macbook AND my iPhone 4 have the same annoying problem with my Sony Bravia television. All goes well, but after 15-20 minutes I'm having this greenish screen.
My girlfriend had a dell studio 15 with an HDMI port and also after 15-20 minutes the television screen started flashing on and of for proximately 10 seconds before everything went back to normal.
So a different problem but with the same intervals.
Is there no one with a working solution?
Thank you very much! That helped with mit Philips TV (48PFL8404H)
Here the solution: (from https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3382106)
Correct Answer by Rutto_ on Oct 17, 2011 12:51 PM
I too ran into the same problem after updating today: had the same problems in Snow Leopard, they got fixed in Lion (finally!) and returned with 10.7.2. It looks like I managed to fix the problem by copying a file from the Lion install that got removed in 10.7.2 (probably because there are multiple support topic of people whose Philips TV wasn't working at all in Lion, and they had to remove this specific file to get it to work!).
Long story short: if you have handshake problems, try the following (of course, at your own risk):
1. Download http://www.mediafire.com/?fdz29bgsg3zm653
2. Unarchive it
3. In the Finder, go to (using cmd-shift-G) the directory /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/
4. Place the entire directory you unarchived in step 2 (DisplayVendorID-410c) in the directory /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/
It seems to be working for me, so I hope it is the same for you all!
Are there any solutions? I only see complaints when searching for this issue. I convereted our entire office to Mac and now have the embarasment of having to dig out an old dell and place in the conference room for a video call.
Also since i am overeas, calling apple only gets me the "we are closed" message.
PLEASE APPLE FIX THIS!! I have become the Apple evangalist in the ofice and this is very embasseing. digging out the Dell was admited defaet to all.