Samsung monitor resolution on Mac??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kelleyinnewyork, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. kelleyinnewyork macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a Samsung Series 4 Model 530 monitor, 32 inch, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. Can this effectively be used as the main monitor for my new Mac Pro laptop? I can NOT find this resolution in the prefs anywhere, and do not know if I can really use this monitor. I work in print design, and as a result, I am always viewing typography in great detail...

    Thanks for anyone's help on answering my question.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You work in print design and want to use a TV as monitor?

    Isn't that contradictory?

    A TV is not a good computer monitor.

    Which MacBook Pro (NOT Mac Pro laptop) or Mac Pro do you have?

    Is MIRROR DISPLAY un-checked in System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement?

    Can you see the display preferences on the TV?

    What adapter do you use to connect the MBP or Mac Pro to the TV?

    And why use a TV instead of a computer monitor, if you need crisp imagery?

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    Thanks eawmp1, I now understand what the OP wants.

    Yes, OP, you can use that monitor with the appropriate adapter.

    System Preferences > Displays currently only shows the resolution of the connected (internal) display, thus no 1920 x 1080 resolution is shown.

    But in your field of work, I would advise against using a TV as a monitor.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

     

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