Video out on iMac and resolutions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ol!ver, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    Is it possible to force an external display to run at a different resolution to the internal monitor? I want to output a HD signal to my TV, but the required res isnt listed.

    Cheers
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    Yes, but you need a hack. Google for iMac spanning hack.
     
  3. risc macrumors 68030

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    Unless the iMac has DVI out or you have a component video convertor for it I don't think you'll have much luck forcing it to work at any HD res on a TV.
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    It can be done with a hack from a German. This hack is for iBooks and iMacs. You'll find it soon enough if you do a Google. If your screens are on different resolutions, then the second screen is an extension of the first, they don't show the same contents.
     

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