Aspect Ratio changes when connecting mac to TV Screen

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

  1. chili macrumors member

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    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?
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  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    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

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    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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