HDMI to DVI Help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bvdaily, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. bvdaily, Mar 26, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

    bvdaily macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    So I just got a new Mac Mini. I tried using an HDMI cable to connect it straight to my monitor, but the quality just looks horrible. So I have a DVI Switcher box connected to a Windows PC and I just connected it to my Mac Mini with the HDMI to DVI cable. For some reason it doesn't work, and it doesn't show up on my monitor...BUT when I have the Windows computer turned on, I can switch to the Mac and Windows seamlessly, but as soon as the Windows PC is turned off the Mac screen disappears and doesn't work unless I have the other computer on.

    I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or can lead me in the right direction. Thank you!! :)

    *The monitor by the way is a Samsung 2280HD, not sure if that has anything to do with it
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    HDMI is a digital signal, it shouldn't look terrible unless you have a faulty cable. Are you displaying at your monitor's native resolution?

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