Does the 9400 support high resolution?

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  1. Customhobo macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    I recently bought a new 13" MBP, and I also have bought a 50" Samsung LCD TV.

    It would be crazy epic if I could hook up the 13" to the 50" to play movies off etc.

    I currently have a Mini Display>VGA, and the VGA hooked up to the TV, however, the maximum resolution I can set it to is 1600x1200 (Which looks kinda bad)

    I would really like to get 1080p on this badboy.

    My question, does the 9400 support 1080p? Or do I just need a VGA>HDMI adapter?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    You need to use DVI or a DVI-HDMI adapter for max resolution. VGA sucks.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my gma950 can drive a 1280 x 800 AND a 1680 x 1050 monitor no problem at the same time

    uh nope

    vga can handle 1080 just fine...
     
  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I run 1920x1200 from my MacBook to my monitor, but I use a DVI adapter. You're going to need to use a DVI adapter to do the same for a TV.

    VGA CAN handle 1080p resolution, it's just whether the TV will allow it to, which most don't. They reserve 1080p for HDMI or DVI.
     
  5. Customhobo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, ive seen a vga>hdmi in action on this very TV at 1080p, so im 100% sure the vga can handle it.

    It was just usuing a 15" MBP so I thought the 9400 might be the issue.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The 9400M can support a 30" Monitor at 2560x1600 using the dual-link adapter. 1920x1200 using the DVI and I'm not sure what the res on the VGA adapter is.
     
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  8. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I use my unibody MacBook with my 40" 1080p TV and it looks great in 1920x1080 resolution. Just connect via mini-displayport to hdmi. Oh, and use it in clamshell mode to get the dimensions right if you're mirroring (otherwise on mine I get vertical black bars).

    Monoprice has the mini-display port to hdmi adapter very reasonably priced.
     
  9. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I ran my Mac mini (mid-'07, 2 GHz) on my 52'' Sony for a few days at 1920x1080 without problem through VGA.
     
  10. Customhobo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Question:

    The monoprice mini-display to hdmi using MBP 13".. Will that also output audio?
     
  11. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  12. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    The adapters support audio, the Mac does not send it.

    Cheers,
     
  13. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yes. lol :D That would be amazing if Apple did enable it though. It's definitely inconvenient to have two cables when one is perfectly capable of doing it.
     
  14. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    No kidding, I even tried to see if it was OS X and not the hardware. Under Vista in bootcamp the nvidia software recognizes the connection as HDMI and offers digital audio as an option but no sound is passed through. I find it appalling they would not implement such a simple thing when every PC costing hundreds less offers this functionality.

    I must say this is bad form, even for Apple!

    Cheers,
     

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