Multiple displays normally implies resolution madness. It’s a headache for any OS to correctly display the image on different displays as it has to deal with multiple hardware configs at the same time that it has to deal with performance. Most issues you may face are related to resolution, what the display can support and what is our OS sending, but the most common problem is at the same time the most stupid of all: overscan.
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I’am a mega proud owner of a Mac Mini since a month ago. I waited patiently until Apple released a Mac Mini version with an HDMI output so I could enjoy playing mkv files in a 42″ plasma Panasonic Viera. I also have an eyeTV hybrid from elgato plugged in so I can watch and record TV programs. I use mainly VLC as my player but sometimes is easier to launch some useful apps as Boxee, XBMC or Plex. All these apps can be controlled with the Apple remote or even with my iPhone. Before I could build this setup, my media life depended on PS3 with PS3 Media Server transcoding mkv files on the fly, but that’s for another post. Continue reading »