How Solid is the Mac Mini HD4000 over HDMI

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chefwong, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. chefwong macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'm finding blurbs that the HDMI even with the *firmware update*, on the late 2012 Mac Mini is still ~buggy~ via HDMI.

    I was going to buy a Mac Mini and use it as my HTPC......but HDMI is crucial as that will be my primary output
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    I would strongly suggest you check out both the Plex and XBMC forums and ask there. They have forum threads dedicated to Mac and they are helpful, often brutal when things don't work (they don't pull punches so you know they want only the best they can get out of their systems).
  3. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    My 2012 2.6GHz mini is fine as a HTPC using HDMI on a Sony Bravia. Never had any problems.
  4. clxa38 macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Sometimes I lose audio over hdmi. A restart fixed this but it's quite annoying and frustrating. Any ideas on how to fix this?
  5. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    My mac mini runs 2 screens, 1 HDMI and 2 HDMI via thunderbolt connector, both are 100% flawless.
  6. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Same here and same result, zero issues.
  7. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Not sure about audio - but the video works great on mine since that update late last year.

    Update: Actually yeah, nvm, I had a brain fart. The audio works well too - I've hooked it to my TV on several occasions.
  8. elolaugesen macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
  9. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I've seen no problems. I have two monitors connected at all times, a 1080p via HDMI and a 1440p via mDP.

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