Samsung monitor resolution on Mac??

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

  1. kelleyinnewyork macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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?


    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


    Feb 19, 2008


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