Dell ST2410 Monitor - best resolution settings???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by OceanFrog, May 4, 2010.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hey all.

    I just got the Dell ST2410 24" monitor for my 2009 13" MacBook pro. Excellent monitor ... I like it a lot.

    The Dell website says "Optimal Resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz" and I have the resolution set at this. However using these settings there are black bars down the right and left hand side of the monitor. This loses me screen real estate.

    I was just wondering if anyone knew ways to get rid of the black bars? Also, is this the best resolution setting for this screen and my MacBook?

    All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance,
  2. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    Probably a typo. Just set it at the highest resolution available, 60 Hz refresh rate.
  3. OceanFrog thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    1920 x 1080 at 60Hz is the highest resolution available.

    But there are still black bars.

    Any way to set the monitor at a higher resolution and get rid of the black bars?
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    1920 x 1080 is the correct resolution for that monitor. Have you tried it in another computer? There is a chance that it is defective.
  5. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Do you have the monitor set up to mirror the MBP display? If so, I think it will use the same resolution as the MBP. If you set it up to extend the desktop, it should be selectable.
  6. OceanFrog thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Thanks man ... thats it! I can only get the 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz resolution when I turn off mirroring.
  7. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    can u now get 1920 x 1080 resolution?

    have u solved ur problem?

    im having trouble getting a 1920 x 1080 resolution on my st2410:(
  8. stordoff macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    The MacBook Pros have a 16:10 display, but the ST2410 is 16:9. This necessitates black bars down the sides when you have mirroring enabled. In extended desktop mode, 1920x1080@60 is perfect for this display.

    It's a great monitor for the price. Perfect for watching movies.
  9. OverSpun macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2006
    I know this is a bit old thread since I have this same display... Did anyone buy a stand for the display since it has pretty minimal adjustments (especially height)?

    I guess it could be part of my desk, but my neck is killing me.

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