Dell monitor resolution issues

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  1. Meriah macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks,
    Just purchased a Dell U2414H monitor for my Macbook Pro (purchased in 2009) and I can't get the monitor to display 1920 x 1080 resolution. Any thoughts on how to resolve this issue?
    Thank you in advance for any help or recommendations!
    Meriah
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Isn't the native resolution of that monitor 1920 x 1200?

    Also how is it connected to your Mac?
     
  3. Doug Hope macrumors member

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    I've got the same monitor connected to my rmbp using a mini display port to display port cable. No problem with resolution. What's the problem you're having. The usb hub is a load of crap though.
     
  4. Meriah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you are correct.
    My error, I can not get 1920 x 1200 resolution.

    Thanks

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    Thank you, I have mini DP to DP and in the monitor control panel there is no selection for 1920 x 1200.
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Make sure you're not using screen mirroring; you'll be limited to the maximum resolution of your MacBook's display.
     
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  7. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Per Dell's specification page on this display:
    Optimal resolution:
    1920 x 1080 at 60Hz

    Important question that you haven't yet answered:
    What kind of cable are you using to connect the monitor to the MacBook?

    Also, check the display's input settings.

    Although I've never experienced the problem, I've seen a number of postings here at MacRumors from folks who had Dell displays that wouldn't connect right because the Mac was trying to sync to them "as tv's", rather than as a "computer display".

    There is a workaround for that...
     
  8. Meriah, Sep 1, 2014
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    Meriah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your help!

    Mini DP - DP
    No mirroring

    Everything seems correct, just no option for the 1920x1080 resolution in the control panel for the dell.

    Thoughts? Ideas?
    Return this monitor?

    Better choice?

    Thanks again folks!

    * yes - 1920 x 1080 and not 1920 x 1200
     
  9. Meriah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for those links, I will look into this and see if it resolves the issue.
    If not...?

    Thanks again folks for all your help, I really appreciate it!
     
  10. Meriah, Sep 2, 2014
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    Meriah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still no luck resolving the resolution issues.
    Any more thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks folks,

    Meriah
     
  11. codeshepherd macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue. I was using a thunderbolt adapter to connect to the VGA from Dell monitor and the VGA was loose. Once I tightened it, resolution became fine.
     

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