MacBook Pro (13"), HP 2310e, and SwitchResX. Need help!

michaeltuckerr

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Jul 15, 2011
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I just received the HP 2310e monitor and I'm trying to get the resolution right - for now it's fuzzy as all get out! I downloaded SwitchResX and tried to create a custom resolution setting multiple times. I rebooted and saved and rebooted and saved again.

I figure that I must not know enough about SwitchResX to create the resolution setting on my own.

Help!?!

Thanks,
Michael Tucker
 

alust2013

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You shouldn't need SwitchResX. What setting do you currently have it on? It should either be 1920x1080 or 1080p, depending on the connection type you have. They're both the same resolution (native res of the display), they just come up differently with different connections.
 

michaeltuckerr

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Jul 15, 2011
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Within SwitchResX, I try to input the 1920x1080 resolution I desire, yet after every reboot, under the current resolution tab it always says 1600x900.

There are blank spots (black vertical bars) on the monitor, so the resolution isn't filling out the monitor. I also don't know what to expect; I want a clear, crisp picture but I don't know if the HP 2310e will put out.

Should I expect it to be anything like what I see on my MacBook Pro?
 

alust2013

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Ok. It may just be a funky issue with the HDMI, there are occasionally issues with that. I'm willing to bet that a DVI connection would work properly though.
 

michaeltuckerr

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I honestly think I was just expecting too much. My only problem now is that I have the two black bars on the sides of my screen and I'd like to stretch the picture out so those aren't there.
 

cmm

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