Macbook does not detect the right monitor native resolution

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hey-u, May 19, 2008.

  1. hey-u macrumors newbie

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    I am connecting my Macbook on my HD TV but the osx does not detect the appropriate native resolution. MY Samsung TV has a native resolution of 1365x768 but the osx only detects and offers 1280 or 1920 (they both look really bad on my TV).

    I used a mini-DVI to DVI adapter and a DVI to HDMI cable.

    I also tried, without success, to create specific display settings using SwitchResX and DisplayConfigX.

    I know that there is not a big difference between 1280 and 1365 but still, it's very annoying espacially that I my old PC with XP detected the right resolution as soon as connected it...

    Thanks!
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    That actually might have to do with limitations of the video driver (as in what resolutions it will allow the video chipset to output).
     
  3. Chedam macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have a strong suspicion that the Intel GMA 950's limits are coming in to play here.

    Might I suggest a MacBook Pro?
     
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    my macbook has the intel gma 950 chipset.. and it can output 1920x1080i to my 40" samung lcd tv - which is full hd - 1080p)

    OP - have you gone into Display settings and Detected Displays.. and those are the only 2 options available? which is quite weird..
     

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