MacBook Connected to Westinghouse 42" LCD Confusion

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  1. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

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    I connected my MacBook to my Westinghouse via DVI. According to Westinghouse specs it's 720p 1366x768 max resolution. The problem is, well not exactly a problem, the MacBook give me the option to display 1080p resolution 1920 × 1080. Is this normal? Not complaining just a little confused.

    http://www.westinghousedigital.com/details.aspx?itemnum=72

    Display Specifications

    Viewable Screen Size 42" Diagonal

    Aspect Ratio 16:9

    Native/Optimum Resolution 1366 x 768

    Color Capability 16.7 Million colors
     
  2. Twinsbb17 macrumors member

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    I'm in this same boat only I have the 27" (not 26" like my other post) I'm a little confused as to which settings I should put for the MB's display and then the TV's resolution on the System Preference pane.
    Any insight MR Geniuses?
     
  3. dan-o-mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

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    Just found the answer to my own question on a cnet review.

    The Westinghouse W4207 resolved more detail with 720p sources than with 1080i, so we recommend you set your sources, when you have a choice, to 720p output mode. For what it's worth, the set can also accept 1080p signals, but of course, its native resolution limits how much extra detail you'll see. Still, if you have a choice between 1080i and 1080p output to this set, we recommend going 1080p.
     

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