MBP and HDTV (VGA better than HDMI)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benlee, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I set up my MBP to my Samsung 4061F. First I used a VGA cable and it looked amazing. I had a DVI-HDMI cable on the way. When I hooked the MBP up using this I couldn't get the resolution right. The TV was not recognizing it as PC (yes it was in the designated HDMI PC port). The menu bar was off the top of the screen. HD trailers looked better on the VGA. I tried the native resolution of the TV and turned off mirroring. The VGA was plug and play. I'm content with the VGA but I'm just curious if I'm missing something or is this common?

  2. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    HDMI, and to a lesser extent, DVI, is usually very finicky when dealing with computers, and the quality isn't always great. Stick with the VGA if you can.
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    Kinda sounds like an overscan issue. In the display preferences see if checking (or unchecking) the overscan box will help.

    I would think the dvi-hdmi would be better since it is a digital-digital signal and not digital-analog.

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