17" Imac with 46"samsung

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  1. basslik macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    Here's the problem. I had a 26" Samsung t260 hooked up to my Imac via miniature plug out to DVI to the 26" and it worked great. But now I have a larger 46" I put in it's place and the screen looks terrible, I tried every screen option, even the new populated option 1080p when it showed up on the menu on the Imac. That look awful too, and my PC is hooked up to 46" and it looks great via VGA serial, but from the Imac I have it hooked up DVI cable converted to HDMI, since there's only one serial hookup I went that route with the Mac to HDMI any help please, thanks
     
  2. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    I have hooked my Macbook up to my 40" 1080p Samsung and it looks horrible also. Hopefully someone knows a fix for our problem.
     
  3. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I just did another test, it has to be the DVI cable to HDMI that making it look terrible, I just unhooked the cable from my Imac and used the cable to try out on my PC and I'm getting the same horrible screen. I think it has to do with the conversion to an HDMI hookup. Are you using a DVI to HDMI cable?
     
  4. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    Mini DP to HDMI
     
  5. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    Same here, do you have a serial port on the back of the tv?, if so buy the DP to VGA and that will cure it.
     
  6. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone able to help me?
     
  7. MacHamster68, Dec 1, 2010
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    hmmm what exactly is the problem ? if your tv'ss have a resolution of 1920x1080 and have 40 inch displays and bigger its only good for watching tv but very bad used to display for example a website because that resolution is a monitor resolution already found on 21 inch displays and some smaller ones
    so you will never be able to get a clear picture like on your iMacs display , it will always be a bit unsharp

    unlike the adverts from the manufacturers suggests, tv's make horrible computer monitors

    i have hooked up my iMac via mini dvi to hdmi to a polaroid tv 15.4 inch and the picture is perfect 1366x768
     
  8. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, actually it's a 46inch samsung with a vga port for PC, but interesting enough it has 4 HDMI inputs, and one of them say HDMI/DVI, so I hooked it up through that DVI port, it looks fantastic at 1680x1050, but when I change it in the video card option to it's Highlighted native resolution 1920x1880 it look terrible, doesn't make sense at all. Thanks
     

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