Why does 720p look best on my 47" Philips hdtv using macbook unibody?

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  1. VelfarreClubber macrumors member

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    I have the monoprice mini display port to hdmi adapter and have it hooked up to my philips hdtv. Tried all sorts of resolutions and settings, overscan on/off but I find the 720p resolution with overscan on gives me the best crisp picture. The 1080p looks blurry and also does not fill the black spaces on the side.

    The 1st pic is with 720p overscan on and the 2nd is 1080p overscan on.

    The philips tv supports 1080p at 60hz and the Macbook is the 13" unibody late 2008 with the Nvidia 9400m
     

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  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Goto the Arrangements Tab and uncheck the Mirrored box. Using the mirrored mode, the best resolution that you can achieve is 1280 x 800. In extended mode or clamshell (lid shut) you can get up to 2560 x 1600.
     
  3. VelfarreClubber thread starter macrumors member

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    That makes sense don't know why I never thought it was mirroring off the 1280x800 resolution into the 1080p screen.

    Thanks for the tip worked like a charm! :D

    now to find some 1080p wallpapers
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Youbetcha!
     

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