Mac Mini :: Unable To Set The Correct Resolution After 5 Minutes?

Aug 12, 2008

I'm having problems with my mac mini 1.25 G4 set up to my Philips 42" 1080p HDTV.

When I boot up the mac it automatically sets the correct resolution, but after about 5 minutes of use I start getting this color digital static and then after a few hits of this the TV goes blank. Sometimes I can get it back if I move the mouse or type on the keyboard, but it eventually goes away again.

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Mar 23, 2012

I have dual monitors connected to my 2010 Mac mini (the first model of Mac mini to support two separate monitor outputs) and I have it in extended desktop mode. (Different content on both monitors)

When I first attached my secondary monitor, the resolution was correct. However, ever since a power outage several years ago the monitor's resolution ratio is different. The monitor's resolution is now 1280 x 1024, but the ratio is off for my Widescreen monitor. It isn't the default "widescreen", but it isn't a square either. Because of this ratio mismatch, all the content on that monitor is stretched out horizontally. (From side to side)

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Mac mini 2010 with OS X Lion

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I'm trying to find a resolution where text is easy to read. 1080i looks pretty but text is extremely small. 720p the text is larger and easy to see but is very fuzzy and not easy on the eyes. I guess this has something to do with the pixels on a tv being farther apart than that of a computer monitor. It's a 32" LCD TV. I'm using a DVI to HDMI cable (Non-Unibody Macbook Pro).

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Jun 23, 2010

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The problem seems to be related purely to CNAME entries which are in a different forward lookup zone to the A record.

For instance if we had a forward lookup zone of and an A record of www going to ( = and then a CNAME record of go in a zone ( = then ping and nslookup will resolve to but it seems safari can't.

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Jul 31, 2009

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Sep 15, 2009

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I am running Lion OS on a 17 inch unibody Macbook Pro.  I have been watching television on my Sony XBR television through my computer using a mini-hdmi to hdmi converter - essentially using my television as a second monitor by using mirror mode.  It has been working perfectly until just recently.  Now everytime I hook up the mini-hdmi connection, it is changing the resolution of my Macbook Pro screen.  It is crushing the picture of the Macbook down and making Safari - the controls as well as the screen image contained therein - really dark. I have tried playing with the display controls-including trying to get my computer to re-detect my television.  I am stumped as to WHY this started happening all the sudden. 

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I've done everything right from the iCal end (File-->Export), so I can't figure out what the problem might be.If anyone could try the same thing or let me know what the issue might be, I would really appreciate it.

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Aug 4, 2009

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2. Ejecting the CD in every program I can think of.

3. Going into Terminal and entering the eject command.

Whenever I boot up my computer, it takes about 20 minutes before my computer gives up on trying to eject the CD. I've tried pretty much everything. I'm trying to avoid taking this to the Genius Bar if possible. I'm a college kid and as such can't really afford to lose my computer for them to fix it. Anyone have any other suggestions? (i.e. is there a manual eject that anyone wants to suggest? Or anything else?)

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Sep 12, 2010

I have an Early 2009 Mac Mini with Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort. And I have two 1080p HDTVs. The Mac Mini is capable of dual display, and I've gotten it to work before, so the issue is not the TV or Mac. And I have tried both Mirroring and No Mirroring.

I got a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (#5311) and a Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter (#4852) both from MonoPrice. And for some reason I can't get the Mac Mini to dual display, it's only one or the other.

Before I had a Mini Displayport Male and USB Male AUDIO to HDMI Female Converting Adapter (#5969) and I got video on both HDTVs, but not audio at the same time b/c one was USB and one was TOSLINK.

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Nov 19, 2010

I have a bunch of 720p MKV files. I have my mini connected with HDMI to my 54" Panasonic 1080p. I set the resolution on the mini to 1080 and I play my MKV files...

When I set my resolution on my computer to 720p the movie takes up almost the full screen before i select full screen mode. When I set the computer resolution to 1080p and play the 720p media the movie screen only takes up about 3/4 of the screen until i set to full screen mode.

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I am wanting to hook my iMac G5 (iSight) to my 42" plasma screen, courtesy of the Mini-DVI adapter. I am aware of what cable I need to get (DVI-D, if I recall correctly), I am simply concerned with the achievable resolution.

If any of you have hooked up your iMacs in this way, could you inform me what resolutions you all have been able to achieve? My plaz can display up to 1080i.

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Feb 3, 2012

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May 29, 2012

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Jul 13, 2009

I've been trying to install various builds of snow leopard on my mac pro with no success (latest is 10a380). I start the installer, choose an install partition, click on 'install', the install window comes up, telling me the installation should take 'around 45 minutes'.

It copies a load of files to the hard drive, then about five minutes later the machine re-starts, and I am dumped back into my normal leopard installation. If I look at the discs I'm installing to I see a 'Mac OS X. install data' folder containing a lot of .pkgs, and that's as far as it ever progresses.

I've tried booting up directly from the install DVD, and this never works either: it always dumps me back into my normal leopard installation.All the disks I've been trying to install to are GUID formatted, permissions repaired, etc.Anyone got any ideas what can be going on?

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