imac 20" screen

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  1. trevoristight macrumors newbie

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    I had a question about the penryn 20” iMac. I went to the apple store and looked under display settings and the max you could go to was 1680 x 1200. I want to hook it up to my 1080p 42” TV and want it to display 1920 x 1080, is that even possible with the 20” because it doesn’t look like it, let me know.
    Also I know that apples website says it does display that, but the actual computer didn’t, does anyone have any experience, or help?
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    No it's not possible. :(

    Below are all the possible higher resolution settings for the 20".
     

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  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I believe those are just the possible resolutions for that particular display (1680x1050 being the native resolution). The ability to run a 1080p TV at 1920x1080 lies in the capabilities of the graphics card and I believe all of the graphics cards with the current iMac line are capable of that output.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah, you're right.

    So it looks like you the max output is 1900 x 1200.
    http://www.apple.com/imac/specs/

    I change my answer to yes it is possible.:eek:
     

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