MacBook Pro (Mid 2014) doesn't work with LG UltraWide Monitor (2560 x 1080)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TyrionDraper, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. TyrionDraper macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased an LG UltraWide monitor for my Mid 2014 Macbook Pro. It is connected via Mini Display Port to HDMI. Unfortunately, I found out that Sierra isn't compatible with the 2560 x 1080 resolution, so I had to use software (SwitchResX) to get it to work. However, using SwitchResX it can only work at around 50 Hz and some of the text looks not as sharp. I called Apple and the tech I talked to said in a month, an update would be released that would fix the issue. I went out and installed the beta of 10.12.6 and second beta of 10.13 and it still doesn't work. I've heard some people who connect via the new USB or Display Port don't have the issue. I'm frustrated because I like the monitor, but I feel like it's not being used at its full capacity when I have to use SwitchResX. Does anyone know any other solutions or if this might be fixed in later betas of High Sierra? I have 14 days to decide on returning this, so need to make up my mind soon.
     
  2. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    Go mini-DP to DP rather than use an HDMI adapter and I bet it'll work.
     
  3. TyrionDraper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How though? My monitor only has two slots for HDMI.
     
  4. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    If it's the one you linked on Best Buy, it should have one HDMI and one DisplayPort?
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. The DP will look almost like an HDMI, but one slide of the port is straight and one side is angled like both sides of an HDMI.
     
  6. TyrionDraper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh you're right! But actually I linked you to the wrong one, this one is mine: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-29-ips-lcd-hd-219-ultrawide-monitor/4922000.p?skuId=4922000. I guess I'll go do an exchange. But I'm not understanding what is the difference between these two other than having different ports? They are both the exact same price and seem very similar.
     
  7. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    They look very similar to me as well - same size, resolution, and IPS tech. The DisplayPort one is likely better for a Mac purely for having DisplayPort support, though. I'd swap yours for the other one.
     
  8. TyrionDraper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DisplayPort worked! Thanks for catching that Caramel.
     

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