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Hey guys, i just bought a 21.5" SyncMaster P2270 Samsung monitor and when i hook it up to my 15" MBP via, HDMI Cable with a minidisplayport adaptor, the resolution is appalling.

The monitor support 1080p but some how i just can't figure out how to get a decent resolution on my monitor like my mac.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


*edit using a 2010 2.6 ghz MBP
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Don't use the HDMI input. Use the DVI input on the SyncMaster and set it up for its native resolution. Should be OK then. That's how I have my SyncMaster setup and the display looks great.
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Have not used HDMI either...

Agree with chscag use DVI

Have the SyncMaster 2494HM hooked up to an older MacBook Pro via DVI and looks great. at 1920X1080

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Since you haven't told us anything about what you've tried, I can only suggset you open up System Preferences - Displays and make sure you have selected the proper resolution for the monitor.

I agree with the above advice though. My recommendation is also to use DVI when available for connecting any computer to a monitor instead of HDMI. Once the displayport makes it's way onto monitors in general, that may change.

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Firstly thank you very much for the replies.

I've tried everything and for some reason i can get the resolution to 1920x 1080 on the display settings... maybe the HDMI adaptor doesn't support it?

So do you guys recommend using a minidisplayport to DVI adaptor for my monitor?

ps: why is HDMI so bad?
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So do you guys recommend using a minidisplayport to DVI adaptor for my monitor?
Yes, as advised.
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Hey guys i borrowed a mates HDMI- DVI cable and the resolution is definitely better however even though i set it to 1920x1080 it does fit the whole screen on the monitor? any advice?
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Can only assume you meant it does not fit the whole screen. Check the following thread, post # 2, item # 2.

Connecting your Mac to your TV

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I've heard that using HDMI instead of DVI is only good for gaming and movies, not reading text as it will be too small.
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Not an answer to this thread, but more so a good read:
DVI vs. HDMI vs. Component Video -- Which is Better? - eCoustics.com
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Can only assume you meant it does not fit the whole screen. Check the following thread, post # 2, item # 2.

Connecting your Mac to your TV
I did say in the previous post that it does not fit the whole screen.

Anyway cheers for all your help especially Bobtomay.... your thread u linked is extremely impressive and you are definitely a huge asset to these forums.
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Hope that helped ya out.

(You might re-read your previous post. You left out the "not" part. )

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