mbp on a samsung lcd tv

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  1. paolosy

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    i just bought a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter to hook my mbp unibody to my samsung series 4 lcd tv. the problem is, the biggest resolution i get is just 800x600. but the tv says it's up to 1360x768. whenever i choose a screen size bigger than 800x600, it says mode not available. how can i make my resolution bigger? thanks. :)
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    did you set your laptop to highest possible resolution and still get 800 x 600?

    i'm also have problem with my aluminum macbook and samsung series 4, what i can get is 1280 x 800 resolution and i cant get a full view because it has a gap on both sides. any suggestions?
     
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    did you guys use it as mirroring monitor or as extended monitor?
     
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    in my case mirroring
     
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    I don't have my samsung display attached today cause I'm not at home, the only help I can suggest is, try to do the external display set-up, open the system preferences, then choose display option, then drag the menu bar to the second screen on your system prefs menu which is on your macbook primary display, try to use your Samsung as your primary display.
     
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    Your MBP has a full DVI port right? Might I suggest getting a long DVI to HDMI cable. Thats how I hook my iMac to my Samsung 40". Resolution is fantastic! Together with the optical out, it serves as a HTPC for those impossible to read AVIs movies
     
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    @j6l_hanopol: mine is set as mirroring.
    ok thanks now its on extended monitor mode running at 1280x768, 74.9 Hz. the problem now is, why cant i see my dock when it's position is set at the bottom but when it's set to the left i see it. TIA. :)
     
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    no sir it doesn't have a DVI port. its an apple mini displayport. :(
     
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    does dvi to hdmi cable have audio output? or just a video only?
     
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    just wondering, is there a VGA to HDMI cable? because i dont want to spend another php2000+ for a minidisplayport to DVI adapter hehe is it possible to just use my minidisplay port to VGA then connect a VGA to HDMI cable there? :))
     
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    how do you setup extended monitor? just by turning off mirroring?
     
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    yes sir. just uncheck it. :)

    btw i solved my problem already. maybe it was just a glitch because when i switch back to mirroring, i can use up to 1280x768 already. :) thanks :)
     
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    @paolosy
    If you want to see your dock at the bottom you need to setup your display as your primary. Did you do that,? just adjust the screen size.

    @bhoyet
    yes, just turn off mirroring option.
     
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    what i got is 1360 x 768 resolution but as i said earlier there is gap on both sides:(
     
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    AFAIK, macbook is just up to 1280x800..
     
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    what i mean is resolution on samsung:)
     
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    you cant go beyond your macbook's resolution. someone please correct me if im wrong. hehe
     
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    video only
     
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    I'm also a Samsung and mac user, the instructions on my Samsung series 4 lcd says it does support windows only on its lcd and not mac...
     

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