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  • lemidabomb Level 1 Level 1


    I have just turned on my new Mac mini and got the blurry text problem.

    After some googling I've found this thread and after reading it found that when I connect Mac to monitor via hdmi-dvi cable problem goes away and the picture is perfect...


    Don't know if this helps....

  • Boakesy Level 1 Level 1

    Not really as I do not have a DVI port on my TV. The issue is that the Mac Mini does not render HD correctly. Using DVI as you have or VGA, as I have done, is working around the problem as Apple have not fixed it, even though its been an issue for 6 months!!!

  • Matthew Pringle Level 1 Level 1

    What TV do you have? You should be able to set one HDMI port as a DVI port. IE the actual physical port does not change but how it communicated with the mac does. It stops all the overscan that TVs expect and allows the Mac to draw at the correct resolution.

  • lemidabomb Level 1 Level 1

    Not a tv- HP 2311gt

    What if I connect a plasma tv over hdmi?

    Will I have the same issue?

  • lemidabomb Level 1 Level 1

    Should I buy a display port to hdmi for my monitor and connect tv over hdmi?

    Not a good day for a new mac mini user... :(

  • preet16 Level 1 Level 1

    Dude did you updated to your OS X to 10.8.3 version? Most of the issues were resolved upon this update.

  • lemidabomb Level 1 Level 1

    It was the first thingI did, the update...

    Picture was the same after...

  • W1L50N_3R1QU3 Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same serious problem with the mac mini late 2012 release 6.2 HDMI resolution. MAC please release an upgrade to fix the problem...

  • Frans Brouwer Level 1 Level 1

    Hello , I have a Mac Mini Late 2012 I7 connected to an AOC 2757M which have 2 HDMI inputs and 1 VGA input.

    I have tried HDMI to DVI with no succes, and I have tried Minidisplay port to HDMI with no succes. Hence , the only solution to this blurry output is buying the thunderbolt display .


    Or is there any update regarding INTEL HD4000 adapter?


    This is not the quality i aspected to get from Apple, I am a new Apple user. Hope there will be an update soon.

  • CollaJoe Level 1 Level 1

    I just bought the new mac mini last night and I've been having issues with the constrasts and the whites being blown out on my lcd tv monitor. I've been through a lot of forums and nothing seems to help out. I can't even see the text very well thus making it hard to read. I've calibrated the colors a dozen times and it does not work. The first thing I did was update to 10.8.3 and it also does not work. The monitor I am using does not have a dvi port and it only has one hdmi input jack.


    I am very dissapointed right now as I am a photographer that needs to have the right colors on the screen in order to be able to edit pictures.


    Please help!!

  • Holzbock Level 1 Level 1

    I bought a Mac Mini yesterday after my faithful Power Mac G5 suddenly died. After hooking up the Mini to my Samsung HDTV monitor (which always brought me a fine quality together with the G5), I was simply shocked by the screen quality (fuzzy text, a blueish screen with no pure whites, frightening colors of photographs, etc. etc.). I was about to throw the Mini out of the window when I luckily happened to discover this discussion.


    BUT I have MacOS 10.8.4 and the problem with the HDMI connection evidently is still persisting. Everybody in this thread has been talking about upgrades which were supposed to solve the problem - but that was last year and with OS 10.8.2. I have been using Macs for 25 years now and have never encountered such a bad image on any monitor screen. Please Apple, what is happening here and what can I do?.

  • MattPringle2 Level 1 Level 1

    have you tried this



    have not been following the threads. Just got my Mac Mini today and plugged into a Samsung Smart tv 42".


    HDMI > HDMI with an Apple bought cable looked awful. Text blurry etc...


    The solution, at least for Samsung TVs is to set the HDMI port as a DVI port in the settings. This disables the overscan and the screen / image does not need adjusting, just like a monitor. I disabled LCD Text Smoothing as well and that made the text look a lot crisper. You need to use the port marked HDMI / DVI on the back of the TV, the other ports are just  HDMI.


    You can see how to do this on a Samsung here -a-Samsung-quot-SMART-quot-tv-solved


    Its not the easiest option to find. Maybe other TVs have the HDMI / DVI markings showing which HDMI port to use. In settings look for a PC Mode or DVI Mode. A few different TVs allow such settings.

  • Holzbock Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, but after trying out a substitute non-Apple HDMI cable without success this morning and having the Mac mini tested by my local Apple dealer (result: everything fine concerning the hardware), we came to the conclusion that the problem must be somewhere within the HDMI connection. The dealer's staff thus sold me a combination consisting of


    -  an Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor, plus

    -  a DVI male/male cable


    and this somewhat strange looking setup now works beautifully. However, I can't help remaining surprised why such an issue with HDMI apparently can't be solved by Apple (or whoever else is to blame) within many months.

  • Greg_J Level 1 Level 1

    Similar to Holzbock, my new Mini (6,1 / A1347)) running 10.8 finally connected to a new LG TV that had HDMI in but no DVI in, using these two connections:


    - the Apple Mini DisplayPort to female DVI adapter MB570Z included with the Mini

    - a DVI male to HDMI adapter cable, Dynex DX-C114193


    The DVI-HDMI adapter cable came from Best Buy; it is cheaper elsewhere if you are not in a hurry. This has been running for a week.


    I had 5 minutes of success with a Gigaware Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (+ DisplayPort + DVI) adapter.  Wierd.

  • billatyow Level 1 Level 1


    I had the same issue. Mac mini 2012 and SAMSUNG SyncMaster PX2370 display.


    1. HDMI to HDMI, bad

    2. HDMI to DVI adaptor to DVI on PX2370, good


    The problem is that my Samsung display treated HDMI as TV input. Once I switch the HDMI input to PC mode from Samsung display. The problem is gone. Obversed no difference between method 1 and 2.


    I don't disagree that you can fix it by using the stocked HDMI to DVI adaptor, the way I think is if it is designed as an output, it should work. so for my this is not a Mac mini problem, rather a setup issue. I don't know if the HDMI signal from Mac mini is capable or should tell my Samsung display, you should treat my like a PC not TV.

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