Help blurry text using OSX Snow Leopard on external monitor?

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  1. Alandalf macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook pro and when I connect it to my external ASUS VH226H, 1920x1080 22" moitor all the fonts except the ones that are part of the OS not in external software are really blurry and rubbish. I've used the following apps and it all looks terrible: Coda, Firefox, Safari, Adium, Adobe CS5. I've tried changing the font smoothing options via terminal and it has made no difference.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you run the external display in its native resolution?
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Did you choose the natively resolution in System Preferences—>Displays ?
     
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  5. Alandalf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it's running in native resolution 1080p (there was no 1929x1080 in the drop down list so I selected 1080p) and I'm using dvi.
     
  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    try changing the refresh rate.
    I have a mini hooked to my tv also running 1080p, at 24 Hz it's all fuzzy, but at 60 it's clear, both with the same resolution.
     
  7. Neo4 macrumors member

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    I'm having exactly the same problem with the same external monitor!

    fonts other than the SO are blurry..

    I'm connected by HDMI, 1080p and refresh rate of 50 or 60mhz changes nothing!
     
  8. cloakedpegasus macrumors member

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    Same monitor, same problem here....
     
  9. djp2 macrumors member

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    I'm having the same problem but with an Acer AL2017. The problem must be with OS X since this monitor works great with other computers. It's very frustrating.
     
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