Outputting 1920x1080 iMac to a 720p tv

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Color09, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Color09 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2012
    I have an HDMI cable connecting my 21.5 inch 2010 iMac to my 42 inch plasma 720p Samsung tv. the picture looks slightly pixelated on the tv, is there any way to fix this? I get these two windows when I go to the displays settings:

    Whenever I change the "optimize for" option it changes on both windows. Is there something wrong with the tv maybe?
  2. Dandu macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2009
    Try to optimize for the Samsung, and use 720p. But what's the real definition of the TV ? Many Samsung plasma TV use a 1 024 x 768 panel withe rectangular pixels and a scaler to accept 720p or 1080p content.

    Try to use the native definition, it's the best way.
  3. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

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