Mac to Samsung TV via HDMI and “Mode Not Supported”
Do I need to have the Mac Mini plugged into hdmi when changing modes?
I had my Mac Mini hooked up via the HDMI setup the entire time, Stephen. I set up the remote sharing settings while booted in Safe Mode displaying via HDMI and then used the screen sharing on my Powerbook to actually make the changes on the Mini.
Basically, the important thing is to get the remote sharing set up, hook up the Mini via the connection type you want (HDMI in my case) so that you’ll be adjusting the settings for that connection type, and then use the screen sharing/VNC to actually make the changes to the settings.
Perfect instructions to fix my problem. You are a lifesaver. Thank you, kindly.
sorry this is way out there. My mac mini has worked with My 1080 sony tv for 2 years straight into my Tv via HDMI The problem lies with Samsung For F sake my new tv is only 720
I’m sure you’ve resolved this by now, but since I found this thread high up in Google search I thought I’d share another solution I found.
The problem really does seem to be the TV capabilities. I have a 43” Samsung 720 plasma connected to a Mac Mini via HDMI. When I was screwing around with settings, I chose the wrong one and got the “mode not supported” problem.
The easy solution I found was to power down the Mac (hold the power button for 10 seconds), switch the HDMI cable from TV input 1 to TV input 2, then restart. The TV seems to figure things out in maybe a sort of default startup mode. The resolution may still be jacked-up. I went the safe route and just selected 720p in the display settings.