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park13
Mar 7, 2012, 06:08 PM
I have the new 2011 Mac Mini Server with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card hooked to a Panasonic plasma VT25 via HDMI. When I view the desktop the colors seems washed out ? Is there a way to fix this?



simsaladimbamba
Mar 7, 2012, 06:10 PM
System Preferences > Displays > Color > Calibrate or find the right color profile for that TV.

park13
Mar 7, 2012, 06:41 PM
System Preferences > Displays > Color > Calibrate or find the right color profile for that TV.

Ok I give that a try but why does appletv seem to work perfect but not mac mini?

shortcut3d
Mar 8, 2012, 01:41 AM
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The Mac mini is calibrated for cool color temps of PC displays. TV displays typically accept much more over saturated warm sources. The Apple TV is designed to be one of these sources. I suggest using calibration software to get much more real life color. Live with it for a few days and you will appreciate the new color accuracy.

VI™
Mar 8, 2012, 11:37 AM
Be careful using the mini with a plasma TV. Long hours of static images can cause burn in. Like, realllllly long hours. So make sure you have a screen saver on and don't spend more than 24 hours with it on the same screen. :D

the read
Mar 9, 2012, 08:56 AM
I have the new 2011 Mac Mini Server with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card hooked to a Panasonic plasma VT25 via HDMI. When I view the desktop the colors seems washed out ? Is there a way to fix this?


I have a mini hooked to a Samsung Screen. Not sure if this is applicable to you but... If you have a PC mode on your Panasonic make sure its activated and your connected to the correct cable input to support. This should solve your colour problem without needing to adjust the colour balance settings. It also got me around the underscan issue where the desktop was displaying 10% too large. If your using the Mini to watch movies etc, having underscan activated will fail if you want to watch 3D Stereoscopic films.

park13
Mar 9, 2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the helpful suggestions but take a look at this

http://imgur.com/eAqXW

http://imgur.com/mb1oB

Why do I have two displays profiles and how to fix the corrupted files.