Change Screen Resolution?

Hikarikaze

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Oct 14, 2009
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Hi,

I recently bought a 32" HDTV and connected my Macbook Pro to it via mini displayport>VGA.. Now the problem is that i cant fully utilize the TV screen..

The screen resolution for my tv is 1366x768.. Which is not available in system preferences.. Any way i can change this so that the secondary screen shows that particular resolution?
 

Bennieboy©

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try connecting it thru the DVI > HDMI, VGA wont be much cop,
goto display preferences and it should be there as an option for either " Screen mirroring " or just a 2nd screen,
 

Hikarikaze

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Oct 14, 2009
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Well, it shows the screen.. But the problem is to adjust the screen resolution on the TV (Secondary screen) to a screen resolution that isnt available to pick out of the list available..

Example for those available ones: 1280 x 1020 , 800 x 600
The one i wanna change to : 1366 x 768 (Not among the list)
 

Bennieboy©

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what MBP have you got?

i've got a late 07 with DVI and mine hooks up to a 32HD tele fine thru DVI, even kicking 1920x1280

*edit*

to change ya screen resolution on ya tele, when ya connect ya tele to ya MBP it should show up in the display preferences box, allowing you to bump the resolutions ;)
 

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Hikarikaze

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Mid 09,

Well, I got 1920x1280 among the list available.. But the TV gets only up to 1366x768 though..

So to fully ustilize the screen space I have to switch it to something close to that...
 

Bennieboy©

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Mid 09,

Well, I got 1920x1280 among the list available.. But the TV gets only up to 1366x768 though..

So to fully ustilize the screen space I have to switch it to something close to that...
you need a mini DP then going to HDMI, VGA wont support HD resolutions, have a look about on ebay for a mini DP > HDMI convertor, am sure theyre not that pricey ;)
 

Hikarikaze

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Oct 14, 2009
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Alright.. Will try that.. Will update this when I've tried it.. Thanks for the tip!
 

StealthRider

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Here and there!
you need a mini DP then going to HDMI, VGA wont support HD resolutions, have a look about on ebay for a mini DP > HDMI convertor, am sure theyre not that pricey ;)
Absolutely wrong! VGA supports every resolution that single-link DVI/HDMI does and more. You need a special piece of software to allow your computer to use the non-standard 1366x768 resolution.

Use this:

http://www.3dexpress.de/
 
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