Mac Mini Hdmi-Bose V35 Flicker

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shafty, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. shafty, Nov 14, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011

    shafty macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    I just bought an Mac mini and when i connected it to my Bose V35 surround system the screen started to flicker.

    I logged on the mini using screen sharing via my iMac and changed some of the setting under midi options. After hours of testing and searching the net i found out that using 2 ch stereo sound work fine - no flicker but when changing to 8 ch -16 bit and 5.1 the screen starts to flicker (this is the setting appele told me to use)

    Have talked apple support, they didn't have an answer to the problem. Will call Bose later this week to see if they know anything about this issue but i think the answer will be the same as apples, have anyone here had this problem???
  2. Fiji 1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Did you get any further with Bose or Apple on this - I have the same issue.
  3. xwinger macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2009
    Calgary, AB
    I don't have an answer, but I just wanted to say that I have Bose companion 5 computer speakers and at low volume the sound level fluctuates. It did this on my 2008 aluminum MacBook and now on my 2011 Mac mini. I could never find a fix for it. Clearly there are a few problems with Bose USB audio and macs.
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    having built and designed speakers as a hobby /small business I can tell you bose is not the best choice for macs. go for logitech
  5. Fiji 1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    The 2 ch solved the flicker problem.

    I previously had a Bose V30 and it was terrible with just about all external components, but the V35 is a vast improvement. Everything seems to work seamlessly - except Mac Mini on 8ch.
  6. Flying GS macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2012
    Software version 010700 for Bose V35 will allow 5.1 sound via HDMI from MacMini. However, I still get spurious flickering...
  7. Flying GS macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2012
    I do not recommend Mac + Bose

    In fact, I was disappointed in what I thought would be a long term investment in what was supposed to be a great audio brand. The sound is good, build quality is great, but as usual the software part is poorly put together and poorly tested.
  8. Nove, Dec 30, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012

    Nove macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2012
    Flicker bose and mac mini

    I have the latest mac mini 2012 (late) with bose v35, same issue with flickering. Both on latest firmware. Have to call bose!

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