Discussion in 'iMac' started by benc, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. benc macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Hi, I have the previous generation Mini, with DVI output. I felt like trying to watch some HD (720p) stuff on my nice TV...

    My TV has "PC" (ahem) input (It's VGA). It also has component, HDMI, etc.

    I used the DVI to VGA converter to plug it in, and the resolution was set to some rubbishy little box in the middle of the screen.

    The Displays pref menu doesn't have 1280x720... So I'm wondering, is this because it knows I'm using VGA, and doesn't do that resolution over VGA? If I use a DVI to HDMI cable, will i get the right resolution?
    How do I do it? :)

    Many thanks!
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If it's available, try 1366x768.

    Common PC input resolution, and the TV should be able to scale it properly.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    You may also end up having to use something like SwitchResX or DisplayConfigX to create a custom profile if you don't automatically see the native resolution as an option. It's not too hard to do and more or less permanently available once you do it.
  4. ajhaji macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    VGA is garbage. You'd be much better off using a DVI to HDMI cable and plugging it in that way.

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