MacBook Pro connected to external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uplusd, May 15, 2011.

  1. uplusd macrumors 6502

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    I've hooked up my MBP to a Dell U2711 with a mini displayport to HDMI adapter and HDMI cable. However, I'm not able to set the resolution to the native 2560x1440. The highest I get is 1600x900. I think the MBP sees my monitor as a TV because I get overscan options. Anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't believe you can do that with HDMI. I'd try getting a MiniDisplayPort to Displayport cable and doing it that way. You will be able to use native res, without the expensive dual link DVI adapter.
     
  3. uplusd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah thanks. I was using a mini displayport to displayport cable and it was working great at native res. It recently crapped out on me so I hooked up the HDMI cable to hold me over until the replacement displayport cable comes in. I guess I'll just live with the lower resolution until the replacement comes.
     
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    Does it not even offer a 1080p setting? That would be better than 1600x900. I think it says that instead of 1920x1080 when using HDMI.
     
  5. uplusd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it offers 1080p, I'll use that for now. Thanks again
     
  6. cinek macrumors 6502

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    hdmi is only 1080p - get a mini display port to display port cable - they're cheap
     

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