Powerbook to HDTV

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Clark C, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Clark C macrumors member

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    I just ordered a DVI out to HDMI input cable. I hooked up my 867 mhz TiPowerbook to my new Philips HDTV. There is a slight problem. Everything looks squished when on the TV. My computer monitor is set at 1280 X 854. In the system prefs, it will only allow me to set the HDTV at 1920X 540. This results in a stretched picture. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    not to sure if your powerbook support hdtv , Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go with 32MB of DDR SDRAM might not be good for what you need .

    there might be a hack of some kind Anyone ??
     
  3. mim macrumors 6502

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    You need a neat little shareware program called Switchres. It gives you full control over what resolutions you want to run your displays - it can even switch resolutions when a certain program loads (for example, I use it to play Riven in full screen :) ). You might need to play around with the settings a bit to get the screen looking right on your plasma/tv. HDTV resolutions are 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080.

    Have fun!
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    thats the one , i knew there was a hack somewhere
     

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