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mojohojo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 24, 2006
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connecting my macbook via dvi>hdmi to my toshiba 37" lcd tv, i can't seem to get it to fit it full screen.
with overscan on - the top menu bar and bottom is slightly cut off,
while with overscan off - it does not fit full screen with inch gap all around.
what other controls do i configure to fit the screen?

also, using it as extended display and playing movies - the full screen mode always seems to move back onto my macbook screen. any way to make it full screen on the tv?

lastly, the colors/contrast seem to be slightly off and also blurry. would this be because im using a cheap non-brand dvi>hdmi cable?
 

Osarkon

macrumors 68020
Aug 30, 2006
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connecting my macbook via dvi>hdmi to my toshiba 37" lcd tv, i can't seem to get it to fit it full screen.
with overscan on - the top menu bar and bottom is slightly cut off,
while with overscan off - it does not fit full screen with inch gap all around.
what other controls do i configure to fit the screen?

also, using it as extended display and playing movies - the full screen mode always seems to move back onto my macbook screen. any way to make it full screen on the tv?

lastly, the colors/contrast seem to be slightly off and also blurry. would this be because im using a cheap non-brand dvi>hdmi cable?

I don't think the macbook can power a screen of that size, I *think* the largest it can do full screen is a 30" , although i'm not entirely sure.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2006
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I don't think the macbook can power a screen of that size, I *think* the largest it can do full screen is a 30" , although i'm not entirely sure.

23" in actuality. The GMA can only handle 1920 resolution....barely.
 

bwanac

macrumors regular
Mar 27, 2006
137
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I imagine his tv does not have a resolution that large. They are not built with computer use in mind. But I am having a similar problem?

Did you figure something out OP?
 

siurpeeman

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2006
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the OC
23" in actuality. The GMA can only handle 1920 resolution....barely.

37" lcd tv's usually have a 1366 by 768 (720p), very similar to the macbook's own native screen resolution (1280 by 800). the macbook can definitely drive the op's toshiba television. i don't know why (maybe someone can help me here), but the best way to display full screen is to use vga and not hdmi.
 
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