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use thunderbolt instead of hdmi port

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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

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

    both ports work fine with my monitor..

  4. macrumors 6502a


    are any hdtv's made with a thunderbolt port? is thunderbolt superior to hdmi or just another option?
  5. macrumors Demi-Goddess


    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

    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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