Macbook unibody to dell 23" = bad quality, same with Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Bosep, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Bosep macrumors regular

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    Hi, when I connect my macbook unibody with dvi to my dell monitor the quality of the screen is not as "good" as when I connect my windows pc to it.

    Is this only a problem on macbook, or is the mac mini the same?
     
  2. yrh0413 macrumors newbie

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    I got my mac mini connected to Dell 2209WA monitor via the bundled hdmi-dvi adapter. I don't see any difference with the image quality. I was using the Dell monitor as my primary display on my old Dell laptop.
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Which MacBook unibody? Which Dell 23" monitor?
     
  4. iMac-do you? macrumors newbie

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    Are you setting the correct resolution for the Monitor on your Macbook?
     
  5. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi Bosep,
    the LCD monitors have only ONE resolution in which they should be used: the so called 'recommended' resolution. Any other 'res' will look really crappy (compared to the old CRT displays - do you remember those?).
    That is the main problem with the "new, improved" technology...
    I could explain you why but it would be too long (& boring).
    Anyway, you have to set your monitor to the "recommended" 'res'.
     
  6. Bosep, Dec 30, 2010
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    Bosep thread starter macrumors regular

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    :p Oh yes,I got the "right" resolution, but the image quality is worse than on my pc. I can take a pic and compare.

    Besides the obvious color difference, the macbook has "stripes" on many colored backgrounds. The pc does not, and the overall quality of the "screen" is bad when the macbook is connected.
    [​IMG]

    Same screen, same resolution 1920 x 1080. (both connected to the same dvi)

    (This "stripe" problem is not a problem on the 13" macbook screen, only on the external display)
     
  7. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi again,
    this is a combined shot of my two monitors (the 1st is 28", the 2nd the 25").
    It seems my displays have both a better screen, at least what I see here...:
     

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  8. Bosep thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol :D You can't take a screenshot of it... that doesnt show what the screen is showing, just what the GPU pushes to the screen :p

    Well well, thanks for the help guys but I don't think I will get any help here :D
     
  9. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  10. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi Bosep,
    I was just noticing that your display seems to be a crappy one...
    Firstly CLICK on my attachments & then you'll have the pict shot 1:1.
    Then you look at your shots...
    If you don't see the diff, then you must be blind...
    So my advice is - buy a better monitor in first place...
    Sorry I had to tell you this way, I thought you'll get it from that comparison.
     
  11. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of immediately thinking it's a problem with the Mac, why not do some troubleshooting first. First, are you running an Apple-branded dongle? I've seen some of the knock-off dongles do stuff like this (especially the Dynex ones at BestBuy). If so, get an Apple one and see if it helps. If it doesn't, return it. If it does, voila, problem resolved. If you ARE using an Apple one, buy another Apple one and see if you have the same issue. Again, if so, then return it. If not, then you found your problem. If you try all this an it doesn't resolve the issue, then you can start looking into other issues that might cause it.
     
  12. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    He (OP) is most likely a troll. rest yourself and your mind about him.
     
  13. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Well, it still seems as if you took a screenshot, instead of making a real (with an actual camera) photo of your screen.
     
  14. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Well I own a Dell 2405fpw since it came out. I also notice this issue on my monitor as I can switch between interfaces with a flick of a button to my MacBook Pro from my PC. It's a little more fuzzy than the PC. Same resolution too. Haven't figured this one out yet.


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