wide screen external display with iBook G4

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  1. seneca2008 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have an iBook G4 which I want to use with a widescreen external display. I am not interested in gaming or doing anything fancy just surfing the web and working on documents and maybe looking at movies. I already have a hack that enables me to use a regular display which doesn't mirror the iBook screen. I just wondered whether I would encounter problems using a wide screen display and what the maximum resolution I should look for.

    many thanks
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    So I guess that you are using Screen Spanning Doctor? If you are, I think you can use a resolution up to 1680x1050 or what ever the native resolution is of your widescreen monitor. I used that on my 19" external at 1280x1204 resolution without any problems but is not a widescreen.
     
  3. seneca2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your post.

    I am using span doctor. I should have made it clear that what I was concerned with was whether if I used a wide screen the graphics card would just stretch the display to fit the widescreen rather than display it correctly.
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    It will display a widescreen resolution so it won't distort the image.
     

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