You are correct, the Mac Mini should be able to drive this monitor.
The fact that it works via VGA would "seem" to indicate that there is not a compatibility issue here.
Would it be possible to exchange this monitor for another, just to check out the DVI side?
Obviously the monitor is under warranty so an exchange may be quite easy. I'm guessing that the Mini is no longer under warranty.
I just purchased an Acer Ferarri 20" LCD monitor. I am using a Mac Mini (not dual core).
Supposedly the Mac can run this monitor, which has similar specs to the Apple monitors. However, I have had trouble with the DVI. It started having various types of image breakdown (granularity, mismatched pieces of the image when scrolling etc.) and now it won't come up in DVI at all. Gives the message "no support". I then have to plug it in VGA to get an image. It does work in VGA at all resolutions.
Intially the monitor worked at lower than max. res. (1680X1050) and then degraded. I thought I was just overloading the graphic chip set, but I don't think so now.
Anyone know/have an idea if the monitor is simply defective or is it a compatibility issue?
I did talk with Acer already. They said that they didn't guarantee compatibility with a Mac.
I really liked the monitor (at least while it was initially working). If I can, I would like to keep it or another unit if this one is defective?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.