2010 Mini with HD 42" TV Will it work

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    #1
    Has anyone been able to get a 2010 Mini to work on a 42" TV with 720P"

    I assume it supports up to

    HDMI port with support for up to 1920 by 1200 resolution
     
  2. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    yeah, it'll be a breeze.

    I run mine in 720p on a 46" HDTV for media duties. I find for web browsing/finder 1080p is too small to comfortably read from the sofa. 720p is perfect
     
  3. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    The mini wil happily output 720P. Not all TV models are equal though, even with HDMI.

    I'm not a TV geek, but I have a friend who has a mini connected to a TV. He actually has 2 HD TVs, and their behavior with the mini attached was very different. One basically just worked (2010 Samsung Plasma), the other (mitsubishi DLP - maybe 2009) was very finicky. After reading the manual, we discovered that the Mitsubishi had one HDMI port that that was configured differently and was better suited to connecting the mini - I don't remember the technical details of the difference. Anyway, even on the 'right' HDMI port, there was a lot of fiddling with the mini's over scan setting to get the picture right.

    Anyway, that was a long winded way of saying that you should probably do some research on your specific TV - not just on the mini.
     

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