Resolution Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, May 4, 2008.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I just bought a 720p lcd. I have it connected to my aluminum imac with a vga cable. I am having trouble setting it up properly. When I go to displays, and I click mirror displays, it makes my imac look terrible.

    Basically, I would like to keep my imacs resolution at 1280x800, and mirror the image on my lcd at whatever widescreen resolution looks best. (suggested scan rates 800x600,1024x768,1360x768)
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I am farely certain that for mirroring displays they have to be set at the same resolution. Since the 720p (I am guessing TV 1360x768?) is of a lower resolution than the iMac you are stuck with a poor quality display on the iMac when mirroring. Otherwise you will need to choose some lower resolution that looks acceptable on each.

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