M1 Mac mini HDMI Cable
I was blessed with a new M1 Mac mini the past February. I traded in my 27" Late 2015 iMac and sold my iPad Pro 10.5". I purchased a 27" Monitor from MonoPrice. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=37923
Upon setting up the mini and the monitor I would notice Monitor would go dark for a brief 2 seconds at random times. To troubleshoot I disconnected the HDMI cable that came with the monitor and used one of my own. Still the same issue. I tried adjusting settings and even turned off Night Shift. Nothing worked.
In my search for a solution I came across an article discussing Active HDMI cables. On one end it states source and on the other TV. I quickly looked to Amazon for this type of cable and fund the MonoPrice Ultra Slime Series Active High Speed HDMI Cable.
I have been using this cable for a solid week without issue. I am glad because I was nearly ready to send the monitor back to MonoPrice. If you find yourself in this circumstance I hope this post is helpful.