iMac Resolution

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Retrospectic, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Retrospectic macrumors member

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    Hi, my iMac's internal display is broken, so i can continue to use my mac i need to use an external display.. i currently have a 21.6" display, but the highest resolution i can achieve is 1360 x 768.

    This seems to be extremely inefficient, but is the highest offered option, is there any way i can make the resolution higher?

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, unless the native resolution of that display is higher than the one you currently get.
    Have you made sure the resolution you currently have with that external screen is the native one?

    Is that external display a TV by any chance?
     
  3. Retrospectic thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, the external display is a TV, although i am unsure of the native resolution, although it is full HD, so i assumed it could do better than 1360 x 768.
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    720p TVs have a resolution of 1360*768. The pixel density is low because they aren't designed to be used as monitors.

    If your TV is advertised as 'Full HD' it will be 1080p, 'HD Ready' is 720p.
     
  5. Retrospectic thread starter macrumors member

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    okay.. is there any way to make like, everything on the screen smaller? i mean like the font and shiz, so i can fit more stuff on?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Not really. Maybe this can help: http://www.madrau.com/indexSRX4.html
    Or if you have the money, you might be able to get a proper 20" display (1680 x 1050) for less than 100 quid online.
     

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