iMac VGA to Panasonic 50" 3D Plasma TV

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TazManila, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. TazManila macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have a iMac 24" and have it connected to my 50" Panasonic 3D plasma with a VGA but cant get anything on the Plasma I have set it to what the TV manual tells me to but just a black screen. :mad:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    With what specific cables and adapters have you connected the iMac to what exact Panasonic TV model?
     
  3. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Have you clicked "detect displays" in the display preferences settings on your iMac?
     
  4. kingofwizard macrumors newbie

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    firtly almost all the tv connecting pc/mac via VGA support only 1024 768, so don't even try to do that with the VGA cable,it is a waste of you TV's best 1080P picture quality.

    Panasonic has only one seriese 3D plasma,vt20/25 . which brings definitely the best picture quality of all the actuel tvs. the best in 2d and the best in 3d.

    i don't know if you imac 24 hade displayport intregrated, if thats true, a displayport via HDMI will work. but only image,no sound.

    if you have a pc with a HDMI,then don't ever hesitate to connect your tv with your pc. you can easily get a 1080P60HZ .
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I would agree with past posts about not using VGA, even though there's a 15 pin VGA port on the plasma panel. The primary reason is that you won't be able to access all the display modes that the iMac offers and likely won't be too happy with the aspect ratio of the screen. With the displayport to HDMI or DVI (if your panel has a DVI port), then you'll be able to get the correct aspect ratios.

    I struggled with my Mac Mini and a Panasonic 55" plasma and even SwitchRes X couldn't make VGA output work. Going to HDMI turned that panel into a great monitor.
     
  6. TazManila thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the iMac 24" go though the apple part into the VGA then in the back of my Panasonic TX-P50VT20BA
     
  7. TazManila thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok can you play the iMac to a Pioneer amp on HDMI as cant get it working on the VGA cable so my son has it on his laptop to his LCD Panasonic and it took 3 minutes to set up so why is it so hard on the 50" Panasonic ?
     

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