2012 Mac Mini + AppleTV3 with a 4K TV

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZMacintosh, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

    ZMacintosh

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    I'm looking to upgrade our TV Set from a 1080p screen to a 4K set-up. Not sure if this a home theater question or Mini..

    Currently we have a Mac mini 2012 2.5Ghz 16GB RAM and AppleTV 3 hooked up to our set. If I introduce a 4K screen and connect it via HDMI to either the TV3 or Mac mini will it even show anything? will it downscale to the most appropriate resolution for each device?
     
  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    ATV Output is 1080p
    2012 mini won't do 4K either.

    Would need a 2014 mini to output 4K and then over the tb ports, the hdmi would be 30Hz only
     
  3. ZMacintosh thread starter macrumors 65816

    ZMacintosh

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    im not expecting 4K, but will the TV set downscale to 1080p? or will it be completely unusable?
     
  4. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    surely it just adapts to whatever's feeding it? as in not all tv is 4K, in the same way feed a 1080p tv an apple tv 2 & only get 720p.
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    It will work just fine I have been using a Samsung 4K curved TV with a Macmini for at least a year.
    The TV will also do line doubling so a picture from a 1080 source looks great.
     

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