problem with HD tv

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by grooveattack, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008

    i have my MBP on a 22" HD tv via a DVI to HDMI cable but i get this:

    its most annoying, i cant see half my dock and my menu bar has diapered. whats going on? also it seems kinda 'flickery'


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  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It is absolutely wonderful that you gave neither the model of your TV not its specifications. It gives all of us the opportunity to practice our ESP.

    My ESP indicates that your TV has native pixel density of 1366 x 768 (aka WXGA) and is considered to be a 720p display. The pixel density for 720p content is 1280 x 720. As a 720p HDTV, it is capable of a 60 Hz frame rate.

    Why are you futzing with 1920 x 1080?
  3. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    wow..... i did not understand one word of that...

    My TV:

    1080P High Definition Ready.
    22inch CPTHigh Quality Panel l
    Resolution 1680X1050 pixels.
    Receiving 1080P signal upgrades
    Soft picture and no harm to your eyes
    Integrated digital and analogue
    Brightness 300 cd/m2.
    Contrast 700:1
    60Hz Vertical Frame Rate
    Viewing angle 170/170 degrees.
    Progressive scan..
    Interleaved scan
    Picture size among 16:9 ,4:3
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You need to understand that all digital televison sets are 1080p ready. That does not mean that they actually display 1080p. They scale 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p to their native pixel densities. For TV content, this is OK. For a computer monitor, it is likely to look like crap.

    You need to set the external monitor of your Mac to the native resolution of your TV. That is 1680 x 1050. My guess is that your TV can display only 30 Hz, but a setting of 60 Hz may work.

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