Limited VGA resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NigelWarren, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. NigelWarren macrumors newbie

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    I purchased the VGA adapter for my aluminum MacBook, and am not satisfied with the resolution output to my HDTV.

    Perhaps I was naive to think a VGA connection would be satisfactory! My problem is that that the resolution just isn't pleasing and I am not able to get a 16X9 aspect ratio to my HDTV.

    Do I need to go MiniDVI to HDMI, and will this give me a 16x9 output to my HDTV?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    VGA should give you 16x9. You didn't state what resolution you want to run, but for 32", I am able to get 1360x768. If it keeps giving you fits, give SwitchResX a try:

    http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/DL.shtml
     
  3. Carrot007 macrumors regular

    Carrot007

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    Can you not choose the reslolution output (and therefore choose a 16:9 one)

    It is possible with VGA you might have to set the resolution.

    I use a dvi adaptor and dvi to hdmi on my 1st gen macbook and the resolution is 1,366x768 as expected for a 720p tv.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Just a head's up, the AluMacbook uses MiniDisplayport, not MiniDVI. Keep that in mind if you trade to the DVI adapter.
     
  5. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    Also make sure that you have a 15 pin VGA cable and not the more commonly available 14 pin cable.
     

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