macbook pro (2011) issue with external monitor

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  1. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    i have a dell st2410 monitor. and it only shows at 1600x900 resolution while my mbp 15 (2011 i7 2.0) shows at 1680x1050.

    am i missing something here? i have mirroring off. i bought the monitor knowing that it supports 1920x1080 resolution.

    im also using the hdmi connector whiile using a belkin mini displayport to hdmi adapter.

    im not sure if this is an issue with my monitor or my macbook pro. ive tried searching google for answers but i cant find the answer, ive been looking for 3-4 hours now.:(

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    would purchasing a mini display to dvi connnector be any of help?
     
  3. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    1600x900 and 1920x1080 are 16:9 aspect ratios, while 1680x1050 is a 16:10 aspect ratio. Does your monitor specifically support any 16:10 aspect ratios? I'm guessing it does not.
     
  4. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The aspect ratio of the monitor isn't limited to the computers aspect ratio. Wonder why your getting a problem.
     
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    What kind of cable do u use for your external monitor?
     
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  9. C-DAWG macrumors newbie

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    I use a mini-display port to DVI adapter with my 2011 i5 13" and and a 23" Dell monitor. I have had no issues at all with this set up. Maybe try a DVI adapter and report back.
     
  10. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    You must go into the Display in System Preferences and set the resolution for that monitor. Once done it should use that setting every time you plug in that monitor - using a mini-display to DVI connector. I have a 26" NEC monitor with 1920 x 1200 so I use that setting.
     

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  11. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes on that screen, i dont see 1920x1080 as an option (which is the max res for my 24" monitor)

    i just ordered a dvi cable, and see if that will make a difference compared to the hdmi cable im using.
     
  12. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i should be getting the cable tonight, ill keep you guys updated
     
  13. Wanderer509 macrumors member

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    dont see why hdmi vs dvi is a problem. i am user acer h2333h running 1080p over hdmi with no problem what so ever using 2011 mbp as well
     
  14. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so yeah, i just got a dvi cable and minidisplay adapter to dvi adapter from monoprice. and it works fine now. i now get the full 1920 x 1080 resolution that i wanted.:)

    im not sure whether it was the hdmi cable or the belkin minidisplay to hdmi adapter was the issue.
     
  15. Wanderer509 macrumors member

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    i would venture to say belkin minidisplay port? is it the one that includes the audio passthrough? i am just taking a stab, but belkin is a pretty big brand on these stuff. only reason i think it doesnt work well is because it doesnt do audio passthrough...? glad u have it sorted out though
     
  16. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think that's the one, i had it returned to the apple store already even if its past 2 days past the return date.

    i think it has to do with the hdmi and the new macbook pros. im not sure though
    :p
     
  17. hatersgonnahate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so happy it works now. happy 4/20 everyone.

    problem solved.!
     

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