Do I Buy a Mac Mini or Not

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by asimmd, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    HI Gang

    I was going to order the Mac Mini today but with all the problems related to the black screens,I am wondering if I should wait.

    Question is,does the black screen problem stop you from using the Mini,or does it only do it say once a day and then it's OK.

    I want the Mini to run Logic Pro,so constantly going off and losing data is no good to me.

    No one has said if Apple have recognised this as a fault,nor if they are working on a fix?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Guess you could let a few people scare you off. However, my new mini has been great. And if there is a problem with video, Apple will fix it by an update. More a driver issue than a hardware issue. I am using the mini displayport output. No issues.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    I haven't had any issues either. I am using the included HDMI to DVI adapter.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    I also have not had the black screen problem. Using an HDMI to HDMI connection to a 46" Sony LCD TV.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2012
    Got my Mini about 3 hours ago and not had a problem yet *fingers crossed* :D

    Running HDMI to HDMI to a Samsung 24" LED Monitor :)
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2012
    How far do you sit from the screen and have you any problems reading web text, or text in general?
  7. macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    I am sitting from between 3 to 7 ft from the screen. This is a temporary setup (although I have to say, editing photos on a 46" display is AMAZING). There is no problem reading text. Sure at only 1920x1080 resolution stretched over a 46" screen, sitting at 3', the text is not what apple would call "retina", but it's perfectly legible, just a little jagged-edged. At 5-6' it looks fine. At 7-8' which is about as far as I can go in this room, the text becomes kind of on the very small side to read, ie, barely/if at all big enough and at this point I need to start making it bigger.
  8. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Ok, thanks. I was just trying to get an idea of how it would look on my 50" Pioneer KRP-500A @ roughly 8 feet viewing distance.
  9. macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    think of it as a slow blink of the eyes. I am getting 2 to 4 a day they come last 1 or 2 or 3 seconds then right back to where I was.

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