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Jul 26, 2011, 03:48 AM
Good day,

When the original Mini came in 2005 there was a problem with DVI output: some monitors wasn't able to work properly (for example check this list: http://www.freewebs.com/themagius/macintoshmini.htm). Nowadays the history repeats with new Mini. Maybe it's time to create new compatibility list? Please write also which metod was used to connect display.

Regards



TwoScoops
Jul 26, 2011, 03:50 AM
Let's begin!
Samsung BX2450 - Compatible.

slyseekr
Jul 26, 2011, 09:49 AM
Dell U2711 - Compatible (Displayport)

Robellyn
Jul 28, 2011, 12:17 PM
Cintiq 21uX (first generation)
*NOT Compatible with HDMI port
*Compatible with miniDisplayPort/TB

stisdal
Jul 28, 2011, 02:37 PM
HP: x20LED

Compatible using DVI connection.

philipma1957
Jul 28, 2011, 02:48 PM
Runs with a princeton 24 inch 1920 by1200 with hdmi to dvi adapter

knarzie
Jul 28, 2011, 02:51 PM
is it foolish to assume that it will work with any tv that has an HDMI port?

Mr.C
Jul 28, 2011, 02:55 PM
is it foolish to assume that it will work with any tv that has an HDMI port?

I would say there is no guarantee as HDMI is not full proof. The HDMI "handshake" can lead to strange issues sometimes.

philipma1957
Jul 28, 2011, 02:55 PM
is it foolish to assume that it will work with any tv that has an HDMI port?

yes.

knarzie
Jul 28, 2011, 03:04 PM
yes.

it is fairly unlikely that I will take my tv to an apple store, what could I do to find out? It's a Sony KDL40-D3000

JonoX
Jul 28, 2011, 03:10 PM
Dell U2410 - Working fine via HDMI/DVI Adapter

Mr.C
Jul 28, 2011, 03:16 PM
it is fairly unlikely that I will take my tv to an apple store, what could I do to find out? It's a Sony KDL40-D3000

You could buy the Mini and try it at home. If it doesn't work then you have 14 days to return it. Other then that do a search on the Internet to see if anyone has posted any compatibility information. That said as they have only been out just over a week it may be hard to find relevant information yet. Don't just try the Mac forums but also the various AV forums too.

rockinrocker
Jul 30, 2011, 01:01 AM
yes.

Well this is a kick in the knickers. I just ordered one today and it didn't even occur to me that it would be compatible....

I don't understand what the issue is... The 'The HDMI "handshake" '? What's that?

Doga
Jul 30, 2011, 05:45 AM
I don't understand what the issue is... The 'The HDMI "handshake" '? What's that?

Handshake (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hdmi1.htm), in a nutshell. Scroll down...

volodymyrqa
Jul 30, 2011, 05:55 AM
Dell U2711 - Compatible (Displayport)

good news :)

srf4real
Jul 30, 2011, 06:17 AM
Viewsonic VP2365WB, the 22" widescreen ips ones. HDMI out to DVI, TB out to DVI. Beautifully!:D

jonjon1
Jul 30, 2011, 11:54 AM
I got my macmini today! And at the same time I bought a AOC 24" Led TV, spetially for the macmini. I thought they were all compatible. So at the beginning everything worked fine. Then I saw that the Menubar on the top was not there. I tryied everything to change it. No way! I could still use it, but not see it. I guess it has something to do with the size... or the HDMI. No idea.

I will try to return the Tv today and get a Samsung.

Mr.C
Jul 30, 2011, 12:11 PM
I got my macmini today! And at the same time I bought a AOC 24" Led TV, spetially for the macmini. I thought they were all compatible. So at the beginning everything worked fine. Then I saw that the Menubar on the top was not there. I tryied everything to change it. No way! I could still use it, but not see it. I guess it has something to do with the size... or the HDMI. No idea.

I will try to return the Tv today and get a Samsung.

Are you sure it's not a resolution or over scan/under scan issue ? I believe there is an over scan/under scan option that can be adjusted. That might do the trick.

slyseekr
Jul 30, 2011, 12:12 PM
good news :)

The Thunderbolt port even routes sound to the monitor!

cleverbloke
Jul 31, 2011, 08:25 AM
Panasonic TX-L26X10B 26-inch Widescreen HD

Doesn't work with HDMI stays in NTSC mode instead of Pal

if you try to change to Pal screen goes blank forcing a reboot , this only happens using Lion works great in Snow Leopard

Ordered a mini display port to VGA adapter arrives 5th Aug

update 2nd Aug 2011

I used to use HDMI input 3 on my HDTV and it worked fine in Snow Leopard , but in Lion screen would go black if i went to look at a tv channel

Since i got my mac Mini Server i decided to put the HDMI in the number 1 input and haven't had any problems viewing using my Panasonic TX-L26X10B 26-inch Widescreen HD - i have even left it in NTSC mode and it has work well, won't even try to change it to Pal as i am happy its working again

So if you have more than one HDMI input on your HDTV or Monitor try it in number 1 input

vert18
Jul 31, 2011, 03:18 PM
viewsonic VX2453 (1080p LED) works just fine with 5,2 mac mini (2011)

^Melkor^
Jul 31, 2011, 05:54 PM
My Samsung P2450 doesn't work well. Blurry fonts like other guys I found searching on google. I tried hdmi-hdmi and dvi- hdmi using Apple adaptor found inside. I installed tinker tools but it did't change anything. It seems to be an unresolved bug or so. Don't know what do but I'm thinking to take it back to the Apple store for refund.

Mak47
Aug 1, 2011, 01:36 AM
LG Flatron E2241 (21.5" LED 1080p IPS) works perfectly. I'm running two of them. One is HDMI-HDMI the other is TB/MDP-HDMI via MDP-HDMI cable.

Graumail
Aug 1, 2011, 08:40 AM
The VP50 50" plasma works great with the mini over HDMI. Havent had any issues with the HDMI handshake or anything like that. Just had to adjust overscan to get the desktop to fith the screen.

stisdal
Aug 1, 2011, 09:08 AM
Also working fine with an Acer 23" (S232HL) LED monitor. Direct HDMI connection, 1080p resolution.

Andrei Chernov
Aug 1, 2011, 01:51 PM
Wacom Cintiq 20WSX works with the mini. The pen also works fine.

AJ-X
Aug 1, 2011, 02:32 PM
I have my 2011 mini connected to my Dell U2311H via a HDMI to DVI cable and it works without any issues whatsoever. BTW - This is running at 1920 x 1080...

crumpler
Aug 2, 2011, 10:24 AM
The LG Flatron E2350V works beautifully with the new mini too!

BeatCrazy
Aug 2, 2011, 10:30 AM
Samsung 245BW works just fine via DVI.

rockinrocker
Aug 2, 2011, 11:15 AM
So do Samsung displays/TV's tend to work better in general?

Or is that just a coincidence?

Mr.C
Aug 2, 2011, 02:30 PM
So do Samsung displays/TV's tend to work better in general?

Or is that just a coincidence?

Just a coincidence I would say.

coolio2004
Aug 2, 2011, 02:37 PM
My Samsung P2450 doesn't work well. Blurry fonts like other guys I found searching on google. I tried hdmi-hdmi and dvi- hdmi using Apple adaptor found inside. I installed tinker tools but it did't change anything. It seems to be an unresolved bug or so. Don't know what do but I'm thinking to take it back to the Apple store for refund.
I have same issues with hdmi to hdmi, but with the hdmi/dvi adapter everything is alright-clear fonts and the rest.

OTACORB
Aug 2, 2011, 09:10 PM
AOC V22 LED, looks horrible! I switched over to my HP 2311x and it looks much better. I could barely read the text and the colors totally looked washed out on the AOC V22 LED.

What up with Apple there doesn't appear to be an ICC for any of these monitors, whereas Snow Leopard worked and installed the proper ICC for each monitor I threw at it. Not so with Lion!

Kashchei
Aug 2, 2011, 09:34 PM
I'm certainly glad I found this thread--I was about to order a new mini. Does anyone know whether an HP 2710 works well with the new mini or not?

Aaron Hinni
Aug 6, 2011, 12:21 PM
My mini server is driving a DELL3007WFPHC Display at 2560x1600 using the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter along with a Dell 2001FP using a HDMI-DVI cable with no problems so far.

Ice Dragon
Aug 6, 2011, 05:42 PM
I have a Vizio VO320E 32". Anyone have this model or another Vizio at least?

Mojo1
Aug 6, 2011, 07:22 PM
Has anyone tried it with the NEC MultiSync 2490WUXi2-BK 24" Widescreen LCD Display?

ivorymoonbeam
Aug 9, 2011, 12:30 PM
samsung syncmaster 2053bw works with new macmini 2011 via hdmi - dvi adaptor cable.

Sdevante
Aug 9, 2011, 12:35 PM
Hp2311x @ 1920x1080 via HDMI looks pretty sweet!!!!!

Outrigger
Aug 9, 2011, 03:03 PM
I have the LG L246WP monitor. when I connect it via HDMI which is the only digital port on the monitor, the screen is completely off centered, to the point where I can't even use it since I can't get to the most left menu. Has anyone ever encountered anything like that? the display works fine with my desktop PC. Is it just an incompatibility issue or something more?

Haentpaul
Aug 9, 2011, 10:59 PM
I have a samsung pn50c590g4fxza 50 Inch 1 year old that would not work on hdmi3. I tried hdmi 1 and it works fine.

On my samsung, it says hdmi1 (dvi). I will research the difference in samsung hdmi ports and report anything worthy.

Thanks so much to this thread for helping out.

vkuber
Aug 10, 2011, 07:06 AM
Picked up the baseline model Mac mini. I have it connected via HDMI to LG IPS236V without any problems.

rogan
Aug 10, 2011, 09:45 AM
Dell U2211H, mini displayport to displayport cable out of the TB port works fine

deuce sluice
Aug 10, 2011, 10:51 AM
24" LED Cinema Display - flickers and has other display irregularities. It's a known issue with 24" ACD and all Thunderbolt Macs. Firmware update is supposedly on the way.

August West
Aug 10, 2011, 11:22 PM
I had a 2.5 with the AMD graphics + my 24" ACD and experienced the above mentioned flickering, tearing, twitching and black screens to the point it was unusable. Worked with Apple on it but to no avail. Had to return it and picked up a 2.3 with the Intel graphics (really don't need the higher end graphics) and it works fine with the 24" ACD.

FWIW, I did hook up an old NEC 2070 to the 2.5 and it worked fine.

clystron
Aug 11, 2011, 06:02 AM
LG 50PK250 Plasma TV works like a charm over HDMI, also tested running HDMI through my Yamaha YHTS 400 "Receiver" and had no issues whatsoever.

sford56
Aug 11, 2011, 11:43 AM
I've got my new quad core mini server hooked to my Dell 2309W through the HDMI port at 2048 x 1152 native resolution with no real issues. It sometimes takes it a few seconds to settle down when I switch inputs on the monitor, but once the handshake is complete, no issues.

This is interesting, as my resolution is above the advertised max on the HDMI output of 1920x1200, yet my monitor is reporting that it is receiving a 2048x1152 signal, and osx is reporting the the same. Good thing I didn't order the TB to DVI adapter before trying it. :)

class77
Aug 11, 2011, 02:20 PM
Are y'all seeing a big difference for viewing with the better graphics card? I'm looking to get one for a Sony XBR attached via HDMI. What about the faster hard drive?

SR45
Aug 17, 2011, 10:58 AM
My mini server is driving a DELL3007WFPHC Display at 2560x1600 using the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter along with a Dell 2001FP using a HDMI-DVI cable with no problems so far.

Aaron Hinni..

Could you please answer two questions regarding your set up with the Dell 3007 if possible ? Did you have to connect the USB end as well or did you not have to ? If yes, where did you connect it to (Monitor-or Mac Mini) ? I have the Dell 3007 WF PHC as well and may purchase the Mac Mini and there have been questions regarding if both the DVI and USB cable from the DisplayPort Dual link adapter needs to be connected.

Many thanks to you or anyone in the know...

MacBird
Aug 17, 2011, 11:22 AM
24" LED Cinema Display - flickers and has other display irregularities. It's a known issue with 24" ACD and all Thunderbolt Macs. Firmware update is supposedly on the way.

I have the same random flickering and black screen issues with a 24'' ACD. As of yesterday, tech support has no information when/if firmware update will be available. 10.7.1 didn't fix the problem and I am going to return the Mac Mini for a refund, they either didn't test hardware compatibility probably or started selling them despite the problems. I'm not a happy camper.

MattyO
Aug 18, 2011, 08:35 AM
Works flawlessly!

Kashchei
Aug 18, 2011, 08:44 PM
The HP 2710 works flawlessly with the HDMI input

philipma1957
Aug 18, 2011, 09:19 PM
the 2011 quad server works great on sony google tv 46 inch model


http://www.buy.com/prod/sony-nsx-46gt1-46-lcd-hdtv-1080p-60hz-google-tv-enabled/q/sellerid/26227071/loc/111/219362046.html


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NSX-46GT1-46-Inch-Featuring-Google/dp/B004BBCHJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313720264&sr=8-1


I am glad my mini works as the google tv part is so so.. the 46 inch screen is nice with lion

aaaaaaron
Aug 19, 2011, 04:32 PM
I've got a NEC MultiSync PA271W-BK-SV running at 2560x1440. I am using the displayport cable into a displayport to mini displayport adaptor into the mini.

So far so good :)

OTACORB
Aug 19, 2011, 04:52 PM
HP LED 2311x works great with the Mac Mini Server and Non-Server. There was one issue in that by the default the 2311x has overscan enabled by default. This causes the screen to look blurry and of course the screen was pushed out beyond the borders. Once I turned this feature off on the monitor, it looks great. Very clean and crisp text and pictures and video look great. This is also a matte display as I don't really care for glossy.

Zephyre
Aug 26, 2011, 10:04 PM
I also have a Mac Mini 2011 i5 AMD - and it has compatibility issues with the Apple 24" LED Cinema Display - screen flicker.

Here's to the crazy ones - Apple is no longer compatible with Apple.

:(

xraydoc
Aug 26, 2011, 11:37 PM
Apple 20" aluminum cinema display. Works on both the HDMI port and the mDP port (w/ DVI adapter).

cwindsor
Aug 27, 2011, 12:04 AM
Has anyone tried it with the Sharp 70" LC-70LE733U?

FluffyPop
Aug 27, 2011, 06:38 AM
Benq G2420HDBL works great.

MacBird
Aug 27, 2011, 04:23 PM
I also have a Mac Mini 2011 i5 AMD - and it has compatibility issues with the Apple 24" LED Cinema Display - screen flicker.

Here's to the crazy ones - Apple is no longer compatible with Apple.

:(

I returned a Mac Mini 2011 with i7 and AMD for a full refund because of the incompatibility with the 24'' ACD. Pretty 'brave' to release a computer that is not compatible with Apple hardware. Is the new mantra 'sell first, fix it sometime later'? 10.7.1 did not resolve the issues.

rema
Aug 27, 2011, 11:44 PM
LG IPS231P-BN Works great using a non apple Mini Displayport to DVI Cable

.

GrendelsBane
Aug 28, 2011, 08:13 AM
Dell U2412M at 1920 x 1200 via mini Display Port to Display Port. Brilliant.

Hook'Em2006
Aug 28, 2011, 10:23 AM
I have a Vizio VO320E 32". Anyone have this model or another Vizio at least?

I hooked up a mini to my 47" Vizio and it worked flawlessly.

mogwai7
Sep 1, 2011, 07:47 PM
LG displays are not compatible with the new minis.

I have tested the i5 2.3g , i5 2.5g Mac minis with the LG 32ld450, 32lv3510 TVs and a LG monitor, a Dell monitor.
When I connect a display to the mini's HDMI port via a HDMI cable, the image quality is bad.
It's not sharp, not clear. Overall it's unusable.
When a display is connected to the thunderbolt port using a mini-dp to dvi adapter, it's good, normal.
But whe I connect two displays at the same time(one to the HDMI, the other to the thunderbolt),
the mouse cursor movement become very laggy, sluggish, and jumpy. So I can't use dual displays which I should use.
I have been using these TVs and monitors with a late 2009 Mac mini with no problems at all.
I think a Dell monitor works well with the new mini, but LGs don't.

PWNkake
Sep 1, 2011, 09:41 PM
Viewsonic VX2450WM on sale at my local staples for $149.99 a couple of weeks ago. Crazy how cheap compared to the quality. It's $170 with free shipping on Amazon so about the same once you figure tax. :)

Got two of these hooked up to my 2.5 i5 working smooth as silk! Loving the ease of use!

http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VX2450WM-LED-23-6-Inch-Widescreen-Speakers/dp/B003Y3BJ7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314931127&sr=8-1

SR45
Sep 2, 2011, 07:50 AM
Dell 2407WFP with either the included HDMI/DVI adapter or a straight HDMI to DVI cable (Single DVI, not the dual DVI) works just fine.

One DVI/DVI cable connected to the Adapter gave me display issues, so that was a cable problem not a compatability issue.

Ruahrc
Sep 7, 2011, 03:01 PM
I'm running dual 2209WAs on my new mini. I have a problem though.

Both monitors seem to work just fine, but I run with one in landscape mode (primary monitor) and the other in portrait mode (secondary monitor). Every time I reboot the computer, the main monitor is rotated sideways and the secondary monitor is blank. I have to go back into system prefs and fix it. Is it a Lion bug, or something having to do with the mini's display outputs?

Maybe if someone here has dual monitors they can try it out.

Ruahrc

anjoh
Sep 10, 2011, 03:01 PM
Dell U2412M at 1920 x 1200 via mini Display Port to Display Port. Brilliant.

Interested in this display. Which Mini you got - ordinary or server, dual/quad core? Thx.

ng7apoc
Sep 12, 2011, 08:06 AM
Dell U2412M at 1920 x 1200 via mini Display Port to Display Port. Brilliant.

Same monitor setup as I have, running the base Mini with Intel HD3000 no issues to speak of :)

Outrigger
Sep 12, 2011, 08:42 AM
Interested in this display. Which Mini you got - ordinary or server, dual/quad core? Thx.

Just got this monitor. display port is being used by a PC, but I'm using HDMI to DVI and its beautiful.

ankh
Sep 12, 2011, 02:22 PM
there is an over scan/under scan option that can be adjusted. That might do the trick.

http://www.google.com/search?q=AOC+monitor+mac+overscan

Do look for that. I hit that problem with an AOC V22+, with a 2007 Mini, using a VGA cable, and was able to solve it in the System Preferences/Display setting by checking the "Overscan" box. It's still checked, I'm now using a HDMI cable, still working.

I think I recall some confusion because in the AOC menus, only when set for a VGA, there is also an overscan setting there -- that's not available when using HDMI.

When my 2011 Mini arrives I'll probably face this problem again

patent10021
Sep 13, 2011, 09:04 AM
2008 40" Sharp Aquos here in Japan. Would be interested in this as well. I suppose I could ask the guys at Yodobashi Camera to bring the MM to the TV dept and try it out :D

JS3
Sep 13, 2011, 12:43 PM
Anyone know if its compatible with the Acer 203H? I don't wanna get one and them find out it won't work with my dual display.

Rooktoven
Sep 14, 2011, 09:28 PM
Avoid at all costs. DVI with either Mini Displayport (Thunderbolt) or HDMI adapter flashes like a strobe light or goes black, no matter what resolution is chosen (the Samsung wants 1600x900).

Mini Displayport to VGA works, except monitor may or may not come out of sleep mode. If it does, it takes 20 seconds and about 8 keystrokes. If it doesn't, not even a restart (through ssh or Apple Remote Desktop) will help. The Mini has to be powered down completely and turned back on for the Samsung to see it again.

Crap monitor.

TinHead88
Sep 14, 2011, 11:28 PM
I have mixed feelings about Samsung but I'm happy to report that my Samsung Plasma (PS 50 C7000 YF) is working perfectly with my 2011 Mac Mini (base model) through HDMI.

Ruahrc
Sep 15, 2011, 08:35 PM
Not sure if you guys have tried the EFI1.3 update, but it seems to address a lot of TB display issues. Fixed mine.

Lokheed
Sep 16, 2011, 03:34 AM
Samsung SyncMaster 2343. Runs the native 2048 x 1152 resolution with the stock HDMI to DVI adapter included with the new 2011 Mac mini.

ringwormcletus
Sep 16, 2011, 06:49 PM
the 2011 quad server works great on sony google tv 46 inch model


http://www.buy.com/prod/sony-nsx-46gt1-46-lcd-hdtv-1080p-60hz-google-tv-enabled/q/sellerid/26227071/loc/111/219362046.html


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NSX-46GT1-46-Inch-Featuring-Google/dp/B004BBCHJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313720264&sr=8-1


I am glad my mini works as the google tv part is so so.. the 46 inch screen is nice with lion
I'm thinking of doing this same set-up. How's the picture quality? Pics?

AuroraProject
Sep 17, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Mitsubishi WD-73736 compatible via hdmi.

philipma1957
Sep 18, 2011, 02:52 AM
I'm thinking of doing this same set-up. How's the picture quality? Pics?

well I just watched thor in bluray but I have a low cost sony blu ray player bdp-s370 it was good really good with the bluray player. as for the mini server and the tv i am happy with it.

it is funny the mini the tv and the blue ray player all need an internet hookup I added a gigabit switch from dlink and have them all attached with cat 5 cable. i am happy with this setup I know it is redundant but that is okay.

this is also where I attach the one windows pc an asus laptop to the same gigabit switch.

it is a nice ht setup with good speakers and subs. I also have the ability to surf the net with the mini. this also ties into my synology nas all in all I am pretty happy with this room's setup.

backward
Sep 18, 2011, 06:04 AM
Benq BL2400 using the included HDMI <-> DVI adapter. Works well.

doublep
Sep 18, 2011, 07:30 PM
Mac mini Server (Mid-2011) working perfectly well with a NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi. Using the special dual-link DVI adapter. No issues whatsoever.

Skoopman
Sep 24, 2011, 07:10 AM
Mac Mini 2.5 with AMD GPU and a 24 inch Samsung SyncMaster P2470HD works nicely with a HDMI - DVI adapter. I might try to use a HDMI - HDMI cable in the future to see if the picture will look any better.

snorkelman
Sep 25, 2011, 07:08 PM
LG2350EV onto 2.3Ghz base model

when HDMI lead from the LG monitor is plugged into the Mini via a mDP to HDMI cable it boots up nice n straightforward.

however.. plug the HDMI cable from the monitor directly to the HDMI port on the mini, and there's then a 10 to 12 second boot up delay

it sits on a pale grey/almost white screen just after the apple logo goes off screen, before desktop finally gets displayed

cwosigns
Oct 9, 2011, 04:33 PM
I picked up an HP S2031 at Best Buy on sale for $89. It is a 20" screen, works well with the DVI port at 1600 x 900 native resolution.

Also, the 32" Dynex LCD TV worked well via HDMI.

dolphin842
Oct 9, 2011, 10:23 PM
I have my 2011 mini connected to my Dell U2311H via a HDMI to DVI cable and it works without any issues whatsoever. BTW - This is running at 1920 x 1080...

Dell U2211H, mini displayport to displayport cable out of the TB port works fine

Dell U2412M at 1920 x 1200 via mini Display Port to Display Port. Brilliant.

If any of the folks above are still tuning into this thread: Are you running Intel or AMD graphics? I have pinstriping issues with the u2211h and my 2010 mac mini, so I'm thinking about trading up to the current model.

freshj
Oct 15, 2011, 05:54 PM
I'd be careful everyone. Pinstriping for me too with an Nvidia card with the Dell. Wish I'd gone NEC.

bcatalyu
Oct 17, 2011, 04:06 PM
Philips 22" Monitor (1680x1050) with mini's HDMI to DVI converter.
(This monitor did not work with 2005 model mini)
Samsung 40B650 LCD with HDMI cable(1080P)
Samsung 32C550 LCD with HDMI cable(720P)

zettjukassa
Oct 30, 2011, 03:05 PM
i just got mac mini i7 with lion os.

i tried it on some no name tv (first boot up)-worked fine
then on one of the LG HDTVs-worked fine
but...
on my phillips 42pfl7603d hdtv i get the boot screen ok (i would say it is in 1080p or 1080i resolution) but as soon as i should get login screen picture goes black and tv displays no input signal message...
any ideas how to solve this?

ankh
Nov 3, 2011, 10:35 PM
Someone up there didn't like the AOC V22; I've had one for several years on a 2007 Mini, now moved it to a mid-2011 Mini (2.3/i5) and it's fine; I usually keep both brightness and contrast dialed way down; I find the screen too bright most of the time, so I keep the "DCR" ('dynamic contrast') turned off unless it's a very bright sunny day. It's the first LED monitor I've used.

anentropic
Nov 6, 2011, 10:31 AM
Dell U2412M users... people have reported success via DisplayPort

I was wondering if this works fine from HDMI out of the Mini via the included DVI adapter? If so, can you get full resolution etc?

I'd like to keep the Thunderbolt port free on my 2011 Mini and connect the monitor via DVI

Tsuchiya
May 17, 2012, 06:08 AM
edit: Dell U2711 and 2011 Mini with Intel HD graphics works fine with a mini-displayport to displayport adapter.

It appears that only this and the Dual Link DVI adapter can drive the monitor at full resolution. The cable above is much cheaper though :)

CausticPuppy
May 17, 2012, 07:38 AM
Dell U2711 - Compatible (Displayport)

I've read there are some problems waking from sleep when using that monitor with the displayport-- can you confirm?


My Dell 2407 works fine with the mini but at some point I want a bigger screen.

SR45
May 17, 2012, 08:09 AM
Want to dig this thread up to say that the i5 Mini with the intel HD 3000 chip can't drive a Dell U2711. At least not via HDMI, or any DVI-Mini Displayport/HDMI adapter.

Looks like I need to hunt down a mini displayport-displayport adapter to get full resolution (stuck at 1920x1080) :mad:

Should mention that my 2007 Macbook Pro can handle it no problem. Animation slightly jittery, but yeah.

My MacMini 2011 with the HD 3000 chip can run well with my 30 inch dell monitor, but with the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter and with the 1.03 firmware version. But agree, you will have issues with the resolution without the Adapter mentioned above. ;)

Tsuchiya
May 17, 2012, 08:59 AM
My MacMini 2011 with the HD 3000 chip can run well with my 30 inch dell monitor, but with the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter but with the 1.03 firmware version. But agree, you will have issues with the resolution without the Adapter mentioned above. ;)

It's just a little frustrating I suppose, I needed to get the monitor up and running today so I can get on with work but these random complications have arisen. Also means I've blown £25 on the MDP>DVI adapter :( For now I'm using my Macbook Pro to drive it, while my Mini is still on my old screen. Oh well, ordered a displayport-mini displayport cable from Amazon, fingers crossed it does the job. If not then I'll fork out for the dual-link DVI adapter.

Just out of interest, is there any particular reason why the full resolution isn't available with a standard DVI-HDMI adapter or DVI-Mini Displayport?

SR45
May 17, 2012, 01:48 PM
It's just a little frustrating I suppose, I needed to get the monitor up and running today so I can get on with work but these random complications have arisen. Also means I've blown £25 on the MDP>DVI adapter :( For now I'm using my Macbook Pro to drive it, while my Mini is still on my old screen. Oh well, ordered a displayport-mini displayport cable from Amazon, fingers crossed it does the job. If not then I'll fork out for the dual-link DVI adapter.

Just out of interest, is there any particular reason why the full resolution isn't available with a standard DVI-HDMI adapter or DVI-Mini Displayport?

The only reason given me is that the other cables do not support the higher resolution. Unknown why unless someone in the know weighs in.....

theSeb
May 17, 2012, 02:03 PM
If any of the folks above are still tuning into this thread: Are you running Intel or AMD graphics? I have pinstriping issues with the u2211h and my 2010 mac mini, so I'm thinking about trading up to the current model.

I am running a Dell U2412 with a 2011 Mini server (therefore Intel HD3000). No issues at all. I have tried both HDMI and TB ports (via HDMI --> DVI and miniDP --> DVI adaptors respectively)

Adz76
May 18, 2012, 01:43 PM
2011 2.5 i5 with AMD works with my LG M227WD. HDMI to HDMI is ok but not a patch on HDMI to DVI.

unfrostedpoptar
May 18, 2012, 10:15 PM
Want to dig this thread up to say that the i5 Mini with the intel HD 3000 chip can't drive a Dell U2711. At least not via HDMI, or any DVI-Mini Displayport/HDMI adapter.

Looks like I need to hunt down a mini displayport-displayport adapter to get full resolution (stuck at 1920x1080) :mad:

Should mention that my 2007 Macbook Pro can handle it no problem. Animation slightly jittery, but yeah.

What are you talking about? I've got the current MM Server with the HD3000 and a u2711. $5 Displayport to Mini-Displayport cable. Done. Works perfectly. Why are you trying to use HDMI?

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I've read there are some problems waking from sleep when using that monitor with the displayport-- can you confirm?


My Dell 2407 works fine with the mini but at some point I want a bigger screen.

Never had that problem with mine.

unfrostedpoptar
May 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
Throwing a small twist into the thread to detail what I've learned trying to add a 2nd screen.

I have a 2011 MM Server with a u2711 (2560x1440) attached via DP. Works great. However, I wanted a 2nd monitor since I can never get enough screen space for my work.

So, I thought it would be easy: buy the Apple 27" TB display, plug that into the MM and the Dell into it's daisy-chain port. Nope. I found a link http://www.anandtech.com/show/4832/the-apple-thunderbolt-display-review/8 that explains the gory details of how Displayport runs over the TB cable.

The really strange part is that you can't plug a DP monitor into the 2nd port of the TB display - but - if you plug a TB disk drive into the monitor, then you can plug a DP monitor into that and it will work!!! Somehow, the TB chip in the disk drive extracts the 2nd DP video stream. Weird.

OK, more of a pain, but I guess I could sell my u2711 and buy two 27" TB displays. Nope. Found out that the Intel graphics in the MM Server can't support this. I would need the MM with the ATI card.

So, I'd have to sell the entire system and start from scratch! Think any of the sales-droids or even the Geniuses at an Apple Store know this? Not any I talked to.

Turns out the "cheapest" (not really a term normally used when talking about Macs) way to do this is get a 27" iMac. If you get a pre-2011 model, you can plug in a 27" monitor to the DP jack. If you get the current model, there are 2 TB ports and I've read several places that you can plug DP monitors into each, giving you a triple 27" screen computer.

earwax69
May 19, 2012, 01:26 AM
The Apple adapter (dual-link) dont work with my dell 3007. (funny because dual-link is dual-link. All the other brands work flawlessly) However I was aware it would not work. If you want compatibily, go PC, no kidding. Way less trouble.

unfrostedpoptar
May 19, 2012, 01:29 AM
The Apple adapter (dual-link) dont work with my dell 3007. (funny because dual-link is dual-link. All the other brands work flawlessly) However I was aware it would not work. If you want compatibily, go PC, no kidding. Way less trouble.

Strange. It worked fine driving a Gateway XHD3000 30" 2560x1200 monitor from my 2010 MM. I use DP now - anyone want to buy my dual-link adapter? I would go funny once in a while, but unplugging the adapter from the MM and plugging it back in fixed it.

Tsuchiya
May 19, 2012, 04:30 AM
What are you talking about? I've got the current MM Server with the HD3000 and a u2711. $5 Displayport to Mini-Displayport cable. Done. Works perfectly. Why are you trying to use HDMI?

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Never had that problem with mine.

...Yeah my cable arrived this morning and I'm finally getting full resolution :)

I was using the different adapters available to me to see what would work, hence why I listed my failed attempts. I'm kind of new to this and never used displayport before. I've been a laptop user for the past 6+ years and the only time I've had to deal with an external monitor was with my old Dell 20" which uses DVI. None of this faffing about with adapters either.

Sorted though, couldn't be happier with the result :D

konkrypton
May 31, 2012, 04:28 AM
Also working fine with an Acer 23" (S232HL) LED monitor. Direct HDMI connection, 1080p resolution.

I have (probably) the same monitor, bought it last month from Best Buy. Here's the rub - I just bought a new Mini (Intel HD 3000) and am using HDMI to connect to the monitor. I had to choose 1080p (the monitor's native res is 1920x1200) and adjusted the over/under scan so that the dock and menubar show up.

Problem is that some text looks blurry. The monitor isn't as crisp at 1080p as it was at 1920x1200 and using HDMI I can't get the higher res.

I'll try the DVI adapter and report back.

konkrypton
May 31, 2012, 04:50 AM
Yep. That solved it. Now why does it work with the DVI/HDMI adapter and not with a straight HDMI cable?

Sheesh. I love ya Apple, but you make it hard sometimes...

borostef
May 31, 2012, 05:06 AM
LG IPS235 works without any problems...

BigMa
May 31, 2012, 10:19 AM
I am currently using HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/382087-382087-64283-72270-3884471-4194577.html?dnr=1) with my Alienware Aurora PC and am wondering if this Monitor will be compatible with Mac Mini using Displayport to Mini-Displayport cable.

Will I get my Monitorís Native Resolution of 2560x1600 at 60Hz with Mac Mini?

What Mac Mini hardware / software configuration would you recommend me to order, please? :)

JohnnyComeLatly
Jun 2, 2012, 05:34 AM
I'm in Afghanistan and bought a 32" Avol LCD on the way over and the Mini drives it fine. As mentioned the menu bar was 1/2 gone, but a simple overscan configuration later and it's perfect. Over scan also follows all inputs so re-shaking didn't change. I plugged it into HDMI ports 1, 2 and 3 without readjusting.

Also running a XBOX360 into the VGA input in case anyone wonders.

And no, working 12 hours a day (or more) 7 days a week, I don't watch too much...but when I do it's great.

dcoulson
Jun 2, 2012, 08:03 AM
Yep. That solved it. Now why does it work with the DVI/HDMI adapter and not with a straight HDMI cable?

Sheesh. I love ya Apple, but you make it hard sometimes...

Probably nothing to do with the Mac - When you connect via DVI, it likely disables all the image processing features on the TV. If you connect via HDMI and turn sharpness all the way down and some other options it'll look the same.

konkrypton
Jun 2, 2012, 03:19 PM
Probably nothing to do with the Mac - When you connect via DVI, it likely disables all the image processing features on the TV. If you connect via HDMI and turn sharpness all the way down and some other options it'll look the same.

I kind of doubt it. The resolutions offered in HDMI mode aren't as high (nor as crisp) as when I use the DVI/HDMI adapter. But you have a point, in that the monitor must decide "I'm connected via HDMI, max res is 1080p" but in DVI mode it offers more options.

That's fine. The mini seems happy with the monitor in DVI mode, and the monitor seems happy as well. Just thought that HDMI would get me a better picture but it seems not to be the case.

someoldguy
Aug 15, 2012, 08:38 PM
30" ACD works fine with Mini Server . You gotta use the dual link DVI cable to connect the 2 .

ivnj
Aug 15, 2012, 08:47 PM
I have a staples 19 inch with 4 usb ports on the side via hdmi to dvi. Forget the model number.

allan
Aug 16, 2012, 02:14 AM
I currently have a 24" LED Cinema Display and a 2011 2.3GHz Mac mini on the way next week. I noticed that Apple released firmware to address the flicker problem:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4045?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Did this indeed solve the problem once and for all, or should I still expect trouble with this combo?

Negritude
Oct 12, 2012, 02:24 AM
You can fix this by disabling OVERSCAN or turning off A/V MODE (switch to PC mode) on your monitor.

With DVI, overscan is turned off, which is why that works. With HDMI, it's turned on, hence the blurriness and other issues. Disabling overscan/av fixes the problem with HDMI connections.

Mr. McMac
Oct 18, 2012, 09:53 AM
Bought a mid 2011 base model mac mini and connected it to my 5 year old 40" Samsung LNT4053 via HDMI. I was having a couple of problems including an enjoying flicker (the screen would go black for a fraction of a second) a few times an hour. The second problem was when I would reboot, I'd occasionally get that dreaded " Your Computer Was Shut Down Because Of A Problem" error message.

I ended up buying a Thunderbolt to VGA cable from Monoprice last week. No more problems! I'm shocked that would fix the reboot error message problem, but it did! Any ideas why?