Is it too much to ask for just a slight bump for 4k TV owners

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mellofello, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    All I want is a HDMI 2.0 port for my TV. Is it really too much to ask?
  2. jdryyz, Oct 28, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016

    jdryyz macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2007
    2.0a would have been even better but with no new minis at all, that will be hard.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'm thinking that for 4k, you've got to go either to the iMac or the MacBook Pro.

    We could see that in a -next generation- Mini, but at this point in time one wonders if there's even going to BE one...
  4. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    That is a pita though. I want one to live in my entertainment center permanently
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    Yes it is too much to ask for. Apple wants you to buy an iMac ,MacBook Pro or a mac pro to drive your 60 4k screen inch .

    I am deeply saddened by this as Apple simple does not care about people that what a nice HT with a big screen.

    I am still holding off on upgrading my 50 inch sony 1080p in my den for the same reason as you.
    One good thing about me waiting is 4k prices dropped a lot and I am forcing myself to learn to be at least okay at windows.
  6. EnesM macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2015
    Many of us want a Mac Mini for HT. I bought a 4K TV last year and have been waiting for a Mac Mini update ever since. However, over time I've learned that only Kaby Lake will be truly future proof for 4K, as it will hardware decode HEVC/VP9 @4K60 including HDR.

    Skylake is a half-baked, rushed to the marked (rushed with huge delays lol) interim Intel product that I hope is discontinued as soon as possible.

    So, as long as Mac Mini comes out early next year with Kaby Lake, I'm willing to wait. If Mac Mini never comes again, I guess will have to make do with Skull Canyons and such.
  7. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    I have been reading up since posting this. Apparently there are active DP 2 to HDMI 2.0 converters that will do 4k 60hz.
  8. ious219, Nov 1, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016

    ious219 macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2016
    Won't work most I can get from the Display port is 45hz. (Scrap that 50hz On Windows 45hz mac)
    The only way I can get 60hz from a Mac Mini on 4K is dual cable solution and using PBP mode and using Intel collage Mode on Windows to create a single desktop which works well.
    On macOS this works but I get contrast issues that need changing and it's still noticeable on Video.
  9. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA

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