Macbook Pro DVI-HDMI to 40" 1080p LCD

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  1. poopface macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I have a mid 2010 Macbook pro i7 8gigs 17". I recently got a 40" 1080p HD Dynex LCD.

    It has a VGA port and two HDMI ports.

    I had my macbook plugged up via the VGA port and it was looking pretty darn good. I have my PS3 hooked up via one of the HDMI slots and it looks amazing.

    I recently got a DVI to HDMI adapter so I could plug my macbook in via HDMI hoping for a better/full HD picture.

    I plugged it up and it looks...well...kinda like crap. Honestly, the VGA looks better. Everything looks really aliased via the HDMI. You can see a lot of aliasing and it doesn't look smooth and crisp like the VGA. I have a rip of Scott Pilgrim Blu-Ray and I played it with both the VGA and HDMI and the VGA still wins out even on video because it still looked a bit aliased with the HDMI and the VGA looked a bit smoother.

    I'm just wondering why this is? I thought HDMI was supposed to be a better connection?

    My PS3 via HDMI looks sharp as a frickin' tack on this screen, but I play a blu ray on my mac through HDMI, it looks a bit aliased. What gives?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    It likely looks bad because your settings are off.

    What's the resolution in the Displays pref pane?
     
  3. poopface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In the pref pane it has these options 480p 720p 1080i and 1080p. I have it set to 1080p. I feel like it looks slightly better at 1080i. I feel like it looks even a little better at 720p, but then it won't fit on the screen no matter how many settings i mess with on the monitor and the computer.

    Either way...no matter what setting...it doesn't look good, and certainly not better than the VGA output.

    The monitors native resolution is 1920 x 1080 at 60hz.

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    My LCD is this one - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex&#...HDTV/1894176.p?id=1218315559764&skuId=1894176
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    HDMI connections from computers, especially to TVs, can be a bit tricky. Some TVs look good, others, not so much
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Where did you get your adapter?

    Really? I myself have never experienced an issue using DVI->HDMI with a TV. It's always looked great.
     

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