Macbook Pro 13" > Samsung 2032MW HDMI, won't run 1680x1050

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by will0407, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    Hi all,

    I've just purchased a samsung 20" 2032mw tv/monitor. i got it for a good price and mainl got it because I can hook a freeview box up to it and use it as a monitor for my macbook pro (13", 2.26/4gb/500gb)

    I've got a mini display port > dvi adapter. I plugged that in, and then plugged in my dvi>hdmi cable. When i previosuly had this set up using a benq 22" monitor, it worked fine, recognised the optimum resolution and stuck with it (it was a 1080p monitor)

    Now, when i plug the cables in, it picks up the monitor, but will only offer me a 1600x900 resolution which makes the picture, well, not very crisp, and you can't even see my dock on the right. it also cuts off the menu bar at the top. It's supposed to have a max resolution of 1680x1050.

    I've tried fiddling with the settings on the tv (not much you can alter on the MBP) but nothing seems to work.
    If anyone can help me out that would be great as I really want to keep hold of the monitor/tv.
  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have the same problem with my Vizio VO22L. You can either get SwitchResX and play with that, or you can use a VGA cable.
  3. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    It came with a VGA cable but i dont really want to have to shell out on a mini display port to vga adapter when i have the cables already. I think I'm going to get a refund on the monitor/tv and then just buy a monitor rather than a tv combi.

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