MacBook & External Monitor Trouble

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacBookUK, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. MacBookUK macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2010
    I have recently purchased the mini display port to DVI adapter and a Belkin DVI to HDMI cable, to plug into my MacBook & Samsung SyncMaster 2032MW monitor. However when I connect this all up the display resolution is appalling, blurry and doesn’t fit the screen. I have tried all the available resolutions turned mirror-mode on & off and its still shockingly bad! Also tried this on my LG TV and still the same. I have a Dell laptop which I connect via HDMI and the resolution is amazing. I thought the MacBook would output the same? :confused:
  2. zacharace macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bexley, OH, USA
    I don't know by how much (and if it should thus be "appalling"), but because MacBooks force you to use two adapters to convert to HDMI (DisplayPort-DVI and DVI-HDMI), there's going to be at least some signal degradation in the process.

    Have you tried using just an external monitor (and therefore one adapter) with the MacBook?

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