Base Mac mini 2011 - Grainy Picture

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Zalmoxe, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Zalmoxe macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    I've recently swapped my 2010 Mac mini for a Base 2.3 i5 Mac mini but I've noticed that the image on my HDTV seems to be strangely grainy and less sharp than with my previous Mac mini. :confused:

    I was wondering whether anyone else had experienced this and whether it's a result of the HD3000 integrated graphics.

    I have a relatively modern 40" 1080p Sony TV and I really feel that the image used to be much sharper with the 2010 Mac mini. I'm therefore curious to find out whether anyone else has this problem.
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    A video cable or video adapter can cause that.
  3. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2011
    Harrisburg, PA
    Agree with the above poster, it's likely a cable, maybe even just not seated properly.

    Also, double check your monitor prefs. Make sure your output is 1080p and check your TV's settings as well. My Sony Bravia seems to revert to random settings when I attach new devices.
  4. Zalmoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thanks for the advice. Will try that and report back with the results.

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