Limited VGA resolution?

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

  1. NigelWarren macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    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 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    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:
  3. Carrot007 macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    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

    Jan 18, 2008
    Also make sure that you have a 15 pin VGA cable and not the more commonly available 14 pin cable.

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