How to get Widescreen output with VGA tv-out on mbp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Exmosquito, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Exmosquito macrumors newbie

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    Hi there. I have my macbook pro linked up to my tv via a dvi -> VGA lead, it all works fine but i cant for the life of me get it in native widescreen, either miooring the desktop or as an extension. The only way I can get it close to widescreen is to stretch it, but this distorts the ratio, so im using it in boring old 4:3. Is there a way to get full 16:9(10) with VGA out on a second screen?

    Thanks guys

    Mark
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    You should be able to get the display preferences to display all resolutions, not just the ones it thinks the screen can handle.

    TEG
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    My TV wouldn't show video when connected to my PowerBook, then I read that the TV was only capable of showing certain resolutions via VGA. None of these resolutions were widescreen.
     
  4. Exmosquito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah man what a pleb I am, I didnt see the other bloody resolutions further down the screen! I found one that nearly fills my screen in native widescreen with small boarders around the edges, i can live with that though.

    Thanks!
     

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