use thunderbolt instead of hdmi port

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LucasLand, Feb 1, 2013.

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    LucasLand

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    TB to HDMI is bad too (every option with HDMI cable)
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    both ports work fine with my monitor..

    celo
     
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    LucasLand

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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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    costabunny

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    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).
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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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