Just got a quick external monitor question

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  1. Chad H macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Hey guys,
    I just picked a new LG 20" monitor from Best Buy to hook up to my mid '08 MacBook Pro. Ive got it hooked it up VGA using a VGA cable supplied with the monitor and the DVI to VGA adapter that came with the MBP. My quick question is the screen is not near as crisp as the 15" screen on my MBP. Is this because I'm using VGA? Below is the link to monitor I got.

    LG Monitor
     
  2. crzdmniac macrumors regular

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    You should have it hooked up with DVI, and set the resolution to 1600x900, which is the monitors native resolution.
     
  3. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Well the resolution is set to 1600x900 but its hooked up VGA via a DVI to VGA adapter. I just didn't know if that was the reason it was a little blurry or just not as "crisp".
     
  4. crzdmniac macrumors regular

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    More than likely that's the case. Did it come with a regular DVI cable?
     
  5. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    Maybe you need to auto adjust the screen? On my HP w2007 sometimes when I plug in the VGA cable the entire screen will be off center or blurry. I have to hit the auto adjust button on my monitor to fix it.
     
  6. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    No, I'm gonna pick one up tomorrow. I think that is also the problem.
     

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