Aspect Ratio changes when connecting mac to TV Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chili, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. chili macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2009
    I've been connecting my macbook to my 42" Samsung by VGA and a mini displayport-VGA adaptor to watch some movies and TV shows but when i do the aspect ratio changes and my movies are really flat. What do I do?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    make sure you're in the right resolution. Depending on the resolution of your tv it will be

    720 - 1360x768
    1020 - 1680 x 1050

    although either should work.

    also make sure you are in wide mode on the tv, should be a "p. size" button on the remote.
  3. chili thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2009
    the resolution of my mac is 1360x768, it goes automatically when i attach it to the tv.

    yes my tv is set to 16:9.

    It displays everything perfectly except when i go into "fullscreen mode" both in quicktime and VLC it makes the movie thinner...

    I've been changing the aspect ration of the video in VLC. When watching a 16:9 movie i change it to 4:3 and it filld the whole 16:9 screen but it looks stretched. SO i change it to 16:10 and it looks great except for teh fact taht its cut off at the top and bottom...

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