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

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

  1. Exmosquito macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    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

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You should be able to get the display preferences to display all resolutions, not just the ones it thinks the screen can handle.

  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    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.


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