3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 12:11 PM by Dave Stowe
Ribs85 Level 1 (0 points)

Okay, so I was on the cusp of buying my first ever mac. The new Mac Mini. Just the base model, don't need anything too powerful for what I'm doing on it. But I'm needing some re-assurance here.

 

The reports of the HDMI issues on this forum has somewhat put me off. I was fully intending to use the HDMI to DVI adapter that comes in the box to hook up my aging HP W22 monitor to the mini.

 

But now I'm reading stories of the screen blanking every hour or so, and (much worse, imo), the screen being fuzzy and unclear all the time. I understand Apple may be "on the case", and we're hoping it's only a software issue for obvious reasons (In my humble opinion, it's a hardware issue, and possibly due to some chip actually overheating and briefly shutting down). But the horrible part is hearing that several people are on their second or third mac mini, with the exact same problem.

 

So, who has the new Mac Mini "late 2012" model and *hasen't* got any issues with the HDMI output? I'm reading plenty of "me too" posts, but nothing which says "actually, it's all fine, right out of the box".

 

If I do plump for the Mac Mini, how good have Apple been historically with this kind of thing? I understand that sometimes, things just go wrong, but it's the aftersales which is critical. I don't want to spend all week jumping through hoops and getting RMA numbers just to get the thing fixed/swapped over.


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • RiderX Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a i7 2.3 and 8GB apple memory. Connect with HDMI-DVI adaptor to a Samsung monitor. No problem at all, sharp and crisp picture, better than my last Mini.

  • mocicka Level 1 (0 points)

    What type of Samsung monitor have you got? Is it only one monitor pluged to that mac mini?

    I called to apple this morning and I was told that HD (1080) was max resolution over HDMI.

  • Dave Stowe Level 5 (5,085 points)

    No issues here.....base model......12 GB RAM......21.5" AOC connected via Thunderbolt.....

    .....20" Toshiba 720p HDTV connected via HDMI and with Monster brand cable (both 5 years old).....

    ......calibrated both via System Preferences (Display)...very pleased with the upgrade from my early 2008 MacBook......

    ....I have no idea what your experience may be.....