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  • jovry Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi everybody! Joining in from Belgium to add my problems to the list. I have two 2012 MacBook Airs (11" with i5 and 13" with i7 processor) and two brand new identical Philips 227E3LHSU  21,5" monitors (featuring VGA, DVI and HDMI). Both macs and monitors having the same 'horrible colors' using the Moshi MiniDisplay to HDMI connector. Even with the latest OS update (10.8.1). No quality problems so far on both machines when I use the MiniDisplay to VGA or MiniDisplay to DVI connectors I purchased from Apple. So I think in fact it might be a (Apple) driver related problem as suggested in this thread before...

  • gubble Level 1 (0 points)

    I just wonder how many people have to post on a partcular problem, or how many pages a thread need to reach so it will be noticed (and commented on) by Apple!?!

  • ArminCifuentes Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, here posting from Chile. We have two mid-2012 Airs, both suffering this very same issue. Heres hoping to Apple noticing this and publishing a fix.

  • SMELTN Level 1 (0 points)

    I just purchased a new 2012 Macbook Pro and am having the same issue. I bought the Mini Diplayport to HDMI cable from the Apple store the day I got the laptop and I get the same washed out colors on my Acer 23" monitor..


    How can I solve this for now until Apple some day fixes the issue? Can I get one of those little HDMI to DVI adapters and it fix it?

  • Biggles Smith Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not too sure.


    Certainly the mini-display port to DVI should work fine. And from other users accounts, it sounds like using a DVI to HDMI to link the DVI output into the HDMI input on you monitor also works without problems.


    Whether you can take the HDMI output from your mac and convert to DVI without problems may be another question.


    Others may have tried this, but if you prefer that route to simply buying the mini-diaplay port to DVI direct, then maybe explain the problem to the shop and check you can get a refund if it doesn't work.


    That was probably clear as mud! The multitude of links all start to sound a little convoluted!



  • donutdude246 Level 1 (0 points)

    To answer your question, I am using a Minidisplay to hdmi, and then hdmi to dvi to the dvi port on my monitor. It looks fine. But when I use Minidisplay to hdmi, to the hdmi port on my monitor, it looks bad. Weird

  • EJW Tas Level 1 (0 points)

    As I mentioned before - if you want Apple to take note,

    go to



    and fill in as much as you can - I included this thread/discussion so they could see it wasn't just me.


    I suggested that people do this a few pages ago on this thread and for a while people were posting bug reports - the more bug reports that get posted, the more likely it is that Apple will take heed, so EVERYONE reading this thread with the poor HDMI video issue, post a bug report as soon as you can!!!

  • SMELTN Level 1 (0 points)

    so I went out last night and purchased the Mini Displayport to DVI adapter. Now all the colors look fine when using it, but when I hook up the Displayport to HDMI cable, the colors are horrible.. So its definitely an issue with the HDMI drivers. Wish Apple would fix this because I paid like 50 bucks for that minidisplay to HDMI cable and another 29.99 for the display to DVI adapter last night. I would like to take one of them back

  • cpodiak Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same problem with mid-2012 MacBook Air and Dell external monitor. Just filed a bug report with a link to this thread.



  • nordsw Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing here. Also filed a bug report with a link to this thread.

  • kjcamille Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have DVI on my TV only HDMI. Has anyone bought the MDP to DVI and then used a DVI to HDMI cable combination? if you so can you let me know how it works. I have the MDP to HDMI and and as you can guess it *****. This is not a first great impression of apple.

  • kjcamille Level 1 (0 points)

    ...Also can anyone use a MDP to DVI and then DVI to HDMI cable combination let me know what brands you have. The reviews on the apple website for the MDP to DVI sounds bad

  • xdude_pt Level 1 (0 points)

    MBP to DVI and then DVI to HDMI works ok, but you loose the audio! Any MBP to DVI should do it.


    If you are connecting to a TV you can also look into Apple TV. It's expensive, but you also get more than just your MBP screen through AirPlay...

  • Rawan- Level 1 (0 points)

    Just adding my voice to the couple dozen here suffering from that problem..


    Have a mid-2012 MBA and both MDP to VGA and MDP to HDMI result in washed-out colors and barely readable text.


    As with a lot of you, thought I was the only one with that problem, especially that both my adapters are from 3rd party manufacturers. Not sure if I was happy or sad to run into this thread.


    Submitted a report to Apple. Hope they fix soon, as this is quite frustrating.

  • kjcamille Level 1 (0 points)

    xdude_pt thanks. I don't care about audio because I don't use my tv for sound I have sound system. My main concern is how to get the clearest images on my tv. I went to the apple store yesterday and they showed me the apple tv and I wasn't very impressed. I have an old pc desktop hooked up to my tv through vga and the image is almost crystal clear, the apple tv image was worse but the people at the apple store seemed impressed by its quality. This is why I am trying to figure out what people are using and what kind of results. Maybe I am expecting too much from apple but I expected at least the same clear quality as a junky old computer with vga.

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