37" Monitor and BEYOND with my MBP15".......

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  1. deceptichop macrumors regular

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    Ok folks, heres the deal. I just bought a brand new 2.4/4G/MBP 15". I then hooked it up to my Hanspree 28" monitor. It worked PERFECTLY!!!

    I then got greedy and returned the 28" to upgrade to a 37" LG. Unfortunatey, now the resolutions are not matching up :( My MBP is running 1920x1200 or 1440x900 and Im trying to find a monitor OVER 36" that can match my MBP's resolution.

    Do you any of ya'll know of any 37" or beyond TV/monitors that will work?

    Thanks,

    APPLE 4 life!
     
  2. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    If this is a Unibody MacBook Pro, then I assume you are using a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor? - If so, DVI can only handle 1920x1200 as a maximum. Dual Link DVI can handle a lot more, so you may find that buying that adaptor would work.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    What resolution is it?

    The Macbook Pro outputs upto 2560 x 1600.

    Is that 37" LG a TV? You know TV's normally have far lower resolutions than monitors?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You have a 15" MacBook Pro. You have a 1440x900 resolution.

    No TV has that resolution. To get it, you will need a dedicated computer monitor. It will be small. Probably 17-19".

    An HDTV will have a potential maximum resolution of 1920x1080 regardless of its size (since they don't sell the half-Super Hi-Vision TVs yet).

    A dedicated computer monitor of 30" will have a resolution of 2650x1600.
     
  5. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks for the super quick reply guys!

    Ya the 37" is a flat screen TV. My resolutions to choose from are 1024, 1280, 1360 or 1366x 768 :(

    And yes, it is the new Unibody MBP.

    I havent heard of the Dual Link DVI adapter yet. Would this help even with a low res monitor like this?

    Im thinking the largest possible monitor that would work is in fact the 28" or Apple's 30" :(
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your adapter is fine, since you don't even hit the limits of single-link DVI with that TV.

    To use the 30" Cinema Display, you would need the dual-link adapter.

    And if it's a TV, again, it won't be above the maximum resolution of the single link adapter, regardless of its size.
     
  7. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Sorry - I didn't realise you were talking about a TV :)
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yep 1366 x 768 is 1080i. That sounds about right for a 37" TV.

    You bought a TV buddy not a monitor ;)

    What did you pay for it? A 30" monitor starts off at about $1100.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    1366x768 is the highest resolution that display will run. It cannot be pushed any higher because there are simply no more pixels.

    You need a computer monitor, not a TV, for the highest resolution.
     
  10. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gentlemen, i just returned from Best Buy. I told the salesman i was upset that he didnt tell me that my laptop wont work. He then said, he can upgrade me to the 1920x1080 37" tv. This is closer to my MBP, but not exact.

    What do yall think? Is it close enough?
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What do you mean by "close enough"? I don't understand.

    The 15" MacBook Pro runs at 1440x900 and the mini DisplayPort can drive external displays up to 1920x1200 with a regular DVI adapter and 2560x1600 with the dual-link DVI adapter.

    Those are the facts - you'll need to explain further what you mean when you say "close to my MBP?"
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He wants a monitor that is 1440x900.

    I already told him that any monitor of that size is going to be 17-19".
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Ahhhh.... that makes sense.

    Well, don't know if hunting for an external monitor that is the exact same res as the laptop makes sense.

    Go for the high res mate. Stop buying TVs and get a nice 24" 1920x1200 monitor and give yourself some real real estate.
     
  14. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, thanks for your help guys. Greatly appriecated. Im returning the 37" and going back to my 28" Hanspree. The Hanspree has the 1900x 1200 so it will work just perfect again. Or i can buy the Apple 30" for $3 million :)

    So when do yall think will there be computer monitors at 31" and up?
     

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