rMBP external displays

voodoodan245

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Aug 17, 2012
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Hi,

I recently got my retina macbook pro with the LG display, not problems so far.

One problem I have noticed is connecting my external display (dell) to it. I cant go over the 1024x768 resolution and it just looks horrible!

I have tried the "detect displays" trick with no new resolutions appearing.

On my older 2009 macbook pro it looked good and the res went way higher than that.

What can I do?

Thanks!
 

voodoodan245

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Aug 17, 2012
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It wont go over 1024x768 and it just looks horrible. Like I said, on my older 2009 macbook pro it looked great and had a higher res.

Thanks!
 

Tea-Aholic

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Dec 8, 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
It wont go over 1024x768 and it just looks horrible. Like I said, on my older 2009 macbook pro it looked great and had a higher res.

Thanks!
I connect my 22" HP w2207 up to my rMBP and it looks fine.

Make sure you go to system preferences and click one of the radio buttons. Are you using it in extended desktop mode or mirrored? If you are using mirrored, try using it with the notebook in clamshell (closed) mode.
 

voodoodan245

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Aug 17, 2012
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Thats why I am wondering what could be wrong...???

I have it set up as a second monitor, no mirroring.

The display has the "scaled" radio button checked with only two resolutions appearing:

1024x768 and 800x600

As I stated before, with my other mbp I could go way higher on this same screen.

Please help!
 

voodoodan245

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Aug 17, 2012
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That worked!

Thank you so much!

Why would apple start making things harder for us when their all about simplicity?

Thanks again!