Connecting my Powerbook G4 to my Samsung HDTV

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JGDziner, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    I cant seem to get my powerbook to function correctly w my tv!!
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    Can we have details about what is wrong? ;)

  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Problem: Picture Clarity

    Im using a VGA cable to the PC slot on the back of the TV...The desktop shows up but the picture looks zoomed in...I also tried DVI to HDMI and I got the desktop picture to come up but none of the folders on my desktop..What am I doing wrong?
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    New York
    Did you adjust your display settings in system preferences?
    Make sure you set it to the resolution of your TV for best results.
  5. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Likely the Resolution on the Laptop is greater than that of the TV. Simply either adjust the resolution down, or you are in extend desktop mode, in which case everthing is normal. If you want to see the built-in desktop on the TV, change to Mirroring Mode.

    You can use the second screen to watch movies through QT or DVDPlayer by simply dragging the window to the other screen and making if full screen.


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