Philips 32" Lcd As An External Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by goplay5, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. goplay5 macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2005
    My wife recently bought me (birthday gift) a 32" Philips LCD Monitor, right about the time a converted to purely mac. i was able to make everything work but the problem is that the menu bar on top is "Invisible" meaning it's off the screen but i can still access it just by pointing the mouse to the approsimatel area. I tried everything including changing all the display resolution but the resolution that seems to e stable is at 720p. It "wiggles" on any other resolution. I also tried it from the monitor side and tried adjusting the viewing format but it remained the same. Anyone know how to recover the menu bar?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    What Mac? What input are you using on the TV (VGA/DVI/HDMI)?

    I am curious as we we will be getting a similar TV (27" Toshiba) after Christmas. I know it supports 720p in a 1280x720 resolution and I was seriously considering attaching a Mac mini to the HDMI port, but when I visited the Apple retail store near me 1280x720 did not seem to be a supported resolution, only 1280x768 which sounds like it would yield the kind of problems you are seeing. :confused:

  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    You may need an app like SwitchResX (see this thread) to set up the exact display settings that TV requires....

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