Can Macbook Pro (2010) output at 50Hz to TV?

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  1. iz11311 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to watch videos on and old TV (PAL) and the TV operates at 50Hz, and when I plug my Macbook Pro via digital to analog converter into the TV i can detect the display, but the lowest possible setting on my Display Settings is 60Hz. Is there anyway to output at 50Hz?
     
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  3. iz11311 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a digital to analog converter that can (according to its manufacturer) output in both PAL and NTSC. The issue I think I am having is that the output 60Hz and the TV is 50Hz, but there is no option to reduce this in the secondary display options. I just get a list of the available resolutions at 60 or 75Hz.
     
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    That's odd. I can output 50Hz with my macbook, although it's over a HDMI connection
     
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  6. yousifabdullah macrumors regular

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    Does your converter support PAL? There may be a switch on the unit, consult the manual of your converter if you can. By design the MacBook Pro itself can't output to analog video, so if you're using a converter I'm content it has something to do with the converter unit itself and not your MacBook Pro.

    ~Yousif
     

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