Someone who knows more about displays than I do, please explain something to me...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thedude1978, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. thedude1978 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    I was playing around with the new 24" LED CD at the Apple store today. The resolution of the display is 1920 by 1200 pixels. I tried to play a 1080p video on it (resolution of 1920x1080 as far as I know). Why is it that the video is HUGE on the screen and does not even fit on it? This doesn't make sense to me. If the display is 1920x1200 and the video is 1920x1080, it should fit on the display, shouldn't it? When I changed the video to 720p, it fit without me having to adjust anything. Hope this makes sense. Thanks.
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Correct, a 1080p video will be the same width as the 24" and slightly less tall. Are you sure the video was really 1920x1080 and the monitor was set to it's native res? I know it should be obvious, but have to ask. Mind you if you're using QuickTime player, the player window will be larger (taller) due to the title bar and controls and might not fit the height of the screen.

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