Mac Mini & screen resolutions?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wotan31, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Hello, I have a late 2006 Mac Mini (1.66 Core Duo, 2 GB, GMA950).

    I'm using it with a 40" Sony XBR6 monitor (1920x1080 native resolution) and the bluetooth kbd and mouse.

    For some reason, some of the screen resolutions listed in Display Preferences are not scaled properly on the screen. The edges get cut off slightly. The top menu bar ends up being cut off entirely, and I only see the top 1/2 of the Dock. This happens even when I'm running at 1920x1080 which is this monitor's native resolution!!

    Only a few of the bizarro resolutions end up being scaled properly to the screen size, right now I'm using 1344x756. It's far less crisp tho than the 1920x1080 native resolution.

    Any idea how to correct this? Is there some updated monitor "driver" I need to download from somewhere? Surely I'm not the only one using a late 2006 Mac Mini with a 1080p Sony tv set? :confused:
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Do you have Overscan unchecked in the System Preferences->Displays->Options panel?
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    UNChecking overscan helped on my 42" Panasonic. But still some of them were messed up. Some TVs actually allow you set viewable area, but just like any monitor they aren't all going to work with the size of the screen.
  4. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    Let me guess, you're using HDMI. Try VGA. Seen this issue raised so many times...
  5. surroundfan macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Have you got the 1:1 pixel mapping option turned on on the telly?

    Settings -> Screen -> Display Area -> Full Pixel
  6. Krustey macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    Agree with that. My 52" XBR4 works great with full pixel set on the TV and overscan checked on my mini. I'm using mini DVI to HDMI btw.

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