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Old Feb 1, 2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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use thunderbolt instead of hdmi port

I'm about to buy a 2012 mini and have been reading about the hdmi issues some people have. Has anyone connected their hdtv to the mini using the thunderbolt port? I would think you could connect the hdtv with a minidisplayport to hdmi adapter. Has anyone tried this and seen a difference?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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I'm about to buy a 2012 mini and have been reading about the hdmi issues some people have. Has anyone connected their hdtv to the mini using the thunderbolt port? I would think you could connect the hdtv with a minidisplayport to hdmi adapter. Has anyone tried this and seen a difference?
TB to HDMI is bad too (every option with HDMI cable)
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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both ports work fine with my monitor..

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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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are any hdtv's made with a thunderbolt port? is thunderbolt superior to hdmi or just another option?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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TB to HDMI is bad too (every option with HDMI cable)
maybe for you but not for everyone. Mine has been fine from TB port from day one (using TB-DVI or TB-HDMI) - it's the HDMI port on the intel HD4k chipset that has issues.

My issues were resolved with the latest firmware update (followed by a calibration so now my HDMI output looks fine and suffers not from any black/snow outs).
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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I went with MDP because of all the reported HDMI issues. I haven't had a problem at all with a new Dell U2412. Not one flicker at all.

This problem is supposed to have been fixed in the last firmware update.

I will be using my HDMI later for a second U2412.
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