External monitor problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nirtza, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. nirtza macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey,
    I just recently (a month ago) bought my first MBP 13" unibody.
    When I connect it to my TV (Panasonic VIERA G10 Series TC-P46G10 46-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV), the image is bigger than the screen, tried to switch resolutions with no success.
    The connection is minidisplay port to HDMI.
    Any ideas??
    Thanks
    Nir
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    #2
    Have you checked System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement for if the Mirror Display option is unchecked?

    You MBP has a resolution of 1280x800, the external TV will have a resolution of 1920x1080.

    With bigger than the screen, do you mean some parts of the Desktop (GUI) are not displayed and out of reach, like the Menu Bar for example?


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  3. nirtza thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. nirtza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    when NOT in mirror mode, it looks like it is ok but how do i see things on the tv instead of the computer screen?
     
  5. robj macrumors regular

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    #5
    If you want to use *ONLY* the TV screen, AFAIK you have to close your MBP and when it's sleep, wake up using external USB device.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    #6
    When not in Mirror Mode, you have extended your display, so you can drag windows to the other monitor/display.
    depending on your arrangement, you can extend to your left, right, bottom and even top. The white bar resembles the Menu Bar.

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    left
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    bottom
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    You can also drag the Menu Bar to the external monitor.
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