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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yeeohyee, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. yeeohyee macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a Macbook, and am currently trying to use it with my external display (Olevia 30" 720p HD-ready LCD, via DVI). My computer cannot find the manufacturer information for this display, and I guess as a result the Macbook has determined the external display is 4:3 aspect ratio. If I set it to mirror using a resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the image is stretched on the external display, leaving black bands top and bottom. If the resolution is set to a 4:3 option, it stretches to fit the screen. Is there any software that can allow me to use this unrecognized display at the proper 16:9 resolution? Ive tried all of the obvious options messing around with settings already on the computer. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'm not sure of this at all, but the issue is most likely that the integrated graphics of your MacBook cannot drive such a large display and such is scaling the best that it can, but i could be wrong on that too.
     
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    That is my guess to, considering it can only drive the 23" ACD, not the 30". Try Version Tracker to see if they have any programs/
     
  4. yeeohyee thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Ergh, people, the limit on the MacBook's graphical capabilities is determined by the resolution of the display, not the size.

    It could drive a 70" display if the resolution was 1920x1200.

    What is the resolution of your screen?
     

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