Mac Mini won't output to 1360x768

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mstruve, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. mstruve macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2011
    Hi, I have recently bought a Mac Mini and want to connect it to my 37" LCD Samsung tv. It's a 2011 mini so I am connecting via hdmi.

    The problem is all of the resolution options on the mini look terrible. When I connect my windows PC to the screen it looks fine at 1360x768, but the Mini doesn't give that option.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong?
  2. loboreeves macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2010
    If you're using HDMI you can only select 720p, 1080p, 1080i. If you use VGA you can select 1360x768, but then you won't be able to play HD purchases and rentals from iTunes. The only solution I know of is to buy something like SwitchResX, which should allow you to select 1360x768 over HDMI.
  3. mstruve thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2011
    Thanks, that explains it.

    The 2011 mini doesn't have VGA does it? I'm not fussed about iTunes HD.

    What is SwitchResX and where can I buy it?

    Thanks for your help.
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
  5. mstruve thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2011
    Ok I'm having some real problems here. I used SwitchResX to make a custom resolution, selected the new resolution and rebooted. Now the tv is saying 'mode not supported'. The computer is running but the screen is blank.

    I think I need to get back into the settings to switch back to the default resolution but I have no idea how.

    What do I do?

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