MBP to TV through VGA only gives me 800x600

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Whits, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Whits macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2007
    I've got my 2007 17'' MBP hooked up to a friend's TV with the VGA extender.

    Problem is, the only resolutions that I can get to work are 640x460 and 800x600. The TV is pretty ******, but I figured it would be able to do more than that. It says that it can handle up to 1360x769 WXGA through the PC input. 1024x768 seems to work briefly, then it goes through the plain blue screen, then just stays black. Any suggestions on what to do? Can I get a higher resolution on this thing?

    UPDATE: I can actually get 1280x760 working under the Mirror Displays setting, but when I turn it off, the display stays black. Anyone know a way to get this working without having to keep it mirrored?

  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    Try switchresx. It will allow you to manually set the display resolution.

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