HD TV External Monitor - WRong Resolutions!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thenewguy, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    I have an Olevia 37" 720p HD TV that I want to use as an external monitor. Unfortunately, the best resolution I Can find for it is 1280x768 @ 60 hz. With this res there are two black vertical bars across the screen. I think the res neesd to be 13something X 768, but there is no option for that.

    How do I get this to work?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Go bitch at Olevia for making displays which don't properly report their capable resolutions to OS X. And don't even bother with SwitchResX, I don't think it actually even does anything.
  3. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    the wierd thing is - it WORKED for about a month. then one day, I plugged the monitor in and all of a sudden the res was gone.
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
  5. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    you know, I don't remember. It was a number of weeks ago.
  6. Joony macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2005
    The resolution needs to be 1360x768.

    You should be using the VGA port rather than a HDMI/DVI cable. Reinsert the VGA cable and maybe it will redetect the right resolutions or something.

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