Agree that the monitor situation with mac minis is rather complicated. I just bought a new mac mini (Nov. 2012) from an Apple shop, and am unhappy with the display quality, especially of small text. Its very smudgy compared to what I'm used to using the same monitor (LG Flatron L1942H) on an old Windows machine. Spent a lot of time calibrating the mini's output using the system preferences. The grayscales are now usable (I can see the faint frames round disabled buttons), but the display still seems rather snowy. The monitor is connected using the HDMI to DVI-D adapter which came with the mini. Thunderbolt to DVI-D adapters also exist. Can I use one to connect to my L1942H? Would the display quality then improve?