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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Another Mac Mini Owner with Display Issues

Well my Mini turned up today and everything is working fine apart from the colours awful on the monitor.

Especially with the lighter colours (they simply don't show up) like light grey borders and things like that.

I know its not a monitor issue as it looks amazing on my Hackintosh with Intel 3000 Graphics using the same connection (HDMI to HDMI).

I have tried using the calibration wizard in the display preferences but does not really make a difference.

So has apple acknowledged this as an actual problem or bug? Do we think these issues will be fixed in 10.8.3?

I am tempted to send the Mini back as with problems like this it seems to be a downgrade considering I live in packages like Photoshop and Fireworks

Im gutted, not the experience I was hoping for with my first real (non-hackintosh) Mac.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Try the calibration utility but go through Expert Mode. Pay attention to the Native Gama settings (hint the box on the left, you're going to want to move that slider towards the bottom of the box). Then set/keep Target Gama at 2.20. Come back and tell us if that helps you. Did that this morning, huge difference.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Try the calibration utility but go through Expert Mode. Pay attention to the Native Gama settings (hint the box on the left, you're going to want to move that slider towards the bottom of the box). Then set/keep Target Gama at 2.20. Come back and tell us if that helps you. Did that this morning, huge difference.
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That has made so much difference! I didn't even see the Expert Mode tick box!

Thank you again
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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I guess, I should probably repost this for everyone. Did it in about 2 min this morning before running out to work.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Make that two of us - I've just run through the calibration wizard myself after reading this thread and it's really improved the picture quality.

I've just moved from a 30" monitor via MDP to DVI-D (whilst setting up my new Mini) onto HDMI on a Samsung LED HDTV where it's going to be staying (I hope) and it's made one hell of a difference to the quality of the display.

I've not yet seen any black screens/snow issues that others are reporting but I'll be watching closely over the coming days, just in case.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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Indeed this is working like a charm. After going through the advanced calibration I managed to get back my 2007 mac mini display settings! :=)
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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Worked a charm for me too, has really improved picture quality! Always wondered why it didn't look quite right..now I know
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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similar to this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1482487

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Well my Mini turned up today and everything is working fine apart from the colours awful on the monitor.

Especially with the lighter colours (they simply don't show up) like light grey borders and things like that.

I know its not a monitor issue as it looks amazing on my Hackintosh with Intel 3000 Graphics using the same connection (HDMI to HDMI).

I have tried using the calibration wizard in the display preferences but does not really make a difference.

So has apple acknowledged this as an actual problem or bug? Do we think these issues will be fixed in 10.8.3?

I am tempted to send the Mini back as with problems like this it seems to be a downgrade considering I live in packages like Photoshop and Fireworks

Im gutted, not the experience I was hoping for with my first real (non-hackintosh) Mac.
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