Mini DVI-Svideo-RCA Color Problems

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Beachcomber, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Beachcomber macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Hello All,
    New to the forums so please bear with me. I've done tons of searching with no luck.
    I have my iMac set up as my home theatre, running out the Mini DVI Display port I have an S-Video cable that converts to an RCA jack plugged into one of the inputs in my CRT Television. I simply mirror the display and play my movies and tv shows through Front Row. I'm noticing that some of the colors look pretty bad, particularly scenes with reds, skin tones, and sunlight. I've tried calibrating using the display preferences but I'm not having much luck. It's not the TV's problem because my cable TV feed looks perfect.
    Has anyone encountered this? Any advice?
  2. jw2002 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    If you are using the mini dvi to s-video adapter sold by Apple, it doesn't have good reviews. Anyways, downconverting from 1080p to 480i is a huge loss in resolution. Why not dump the obsolete CRT in favor of an LCD?
  3. Beachcomber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Love to upgrade, don't have the funds at the moment.
    I'm using the Dynex version of the MiniDVI Adapter.
  4. SpreadHeadLINC macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2009
    I'm having this exact problem only I'm using Mini-DVI to I shouldn't be losing that much quality.

    I'm experiencing the same difficulties with reds and skin tones. And the colors are fine with cable, too.

    Any one have any advice on this? I would be really surprised to hear that we're the only ones having this problem.

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Beachcomber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    I corrected the problem by switching the S-Video to RCA cable to a simple S-Video to S-Video cable. Picture is perfect now.
    Wish I could help with your problem..

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