Trouble setting up 40" 1080p TV as display for my 13" MacBook Pro

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  1. Mitch444 macrumors newbie

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    I am attempting to use my new MacBook Pro as a media center for the living room but I can't seem to configure the display.

    The TV is a Toshiba 40RV52R and apparently has resolution 1920 x 1080 with aspect ratio 16:9.

    I'm using a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter. No 1920 x 1080 resolution option is offered in the display preferences. I've tried all of the other resolutions and get some very strange display results. Most of them do not work at all. The "detect displays" button offers up a window where I can select "1080p TV" but this also does not work.

    Please Help!
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by "it doesn't work". I have a similar set up with a Toshiba 47" Regza and a Mac Mini. Works great.
     
  3. Mitch444 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only resolutions available show a very skewed image with static lines around the screen.
     
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a bad adapter. Is it from Apple or a third party? 1080p is the resolution you want. Do you get the underscan slider in display preferences?
     
  5. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Was just thinking it may be an overscan issue.
     

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