Lost with thunderbolt and HDMI

a5hl3y2k6

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Feb 23, 2010
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hi all. i have an early 2011 13 macbook pro with thunderbolt. i have a Samsung LE32B450C4W TV which support HDMI. i would like to use this as a temp display while i wait for my thunderbolt display.

The TV manual says its native res is 1366 x 768, VGA

my question is, does this mean thats the highest res it will support via VGA. and if i use HDMI i will get the full 1080p? (1920 x 1080) the same as i get on my xbox and ps3? I'm a little confused. I'm also in need of a HDMI to thunderbolt cable, do apple sell these?

please advise. if possible
thanks!
 
Nov 28, 2010
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As it is the native resolution, you will only see 1080p content at the resolution mentioned in your manual.
Up-close, the Samsung LE32B450′s native resolution of 1366 x 768 precludes it from displaying 1080 content with the razor-sharp crispness seen on other full HD models. However, unless you sit less than 4 feet away from the screen, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference due to the resolving limit of our eyes.
from http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le32b450-le32b450c-20090625155.htm

Btw, VGA can support more than 1920 x 1080p pixel, thus the native resolution of the TV has nothing to do with the VGA input.
 

a5hl3y2k6

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 23, 2010
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that resolves all my issues. thank you

got the TV free anyway. might just cope with it until i buy my thunderbolt display

thanks buddy
 

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