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Hey guys,

I have a Dell 24inch wide screen monitor & a MacBookPro. I connected my MacBook Pro to the monitor & the picture is not clear. It is very blury.

My dell monitor has: DVI-D, VGA, S-VIDEO, COMPONENT, COMPOSITE inputs.

My monitor supports upto 1900X1200 pixels.

-DVI-D is occupied by my main PC (windows) running @ 1900X1200 pixels
-VGA is occupied by my MacBook Pro running @ 1900X1200 pixels

I switch the MacBook Pro to DVI-D, and the picture is still blury.

my main PC's picture is very clear and sharp on my monitor. I also connected my HP Laptop to the monitor, ran at 1900X1200, and the picture is very clear and sharp.

what am i doing wrong with the mac?

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I can't imagine. I have a Dell 22" screen and it's fine.

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I also have a Dell 24" LCD monitor, and the picture is not sharp with either a MacBook Pro 15" or the newer MacBook Pro 17". I've tried DVI and VGA. No matter what I try to do I can't seem to get the Display (via Mac) to match the display on the Dell.

I'm not saying I've solved the problem. I'm just saying that I'm with you and am also looking for a solution.

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running a 22" here no problem via dvi. something you could do is install xp/vista on the mac, and see what it looks like in there, then you can rule out hardware.

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I'm running a 22" with VGA and get the same problem. I haven't gotten a DVI cable so I think that may solve my problem.

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wow, so im not alone...

I'm also running the brand new MacBook Pro

i went to the apple store, they told me to bring the laptop in. they said they are going to test it on their displays.. and if it works fine.. they are going to blame it on the dell monitor...

is there any drivers available for dell 24' display for mac?

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Alright everyone,

I threw in Windows XP Pro in bootcamp. I connected the MacBookPro to my Dell 24' widescreen. The picture is clear and sharp as it appears on my other pcs.

So, the issue is with the mac osx...

any comments???

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i have no idea, but im glad you tried my method, it really limits what you can claim it is ya know

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Great I have that exact same monitor and was planning to buy the macbook pro this year. I hope something is resolved

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Wow that's very strange. I'm saving up for a new MBP and I have a 20" Dell monitor right now. Please keep us updated!

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I have been messing with this issue for 6 months. I use a 26" 720p HDTV for my main computer monitor. Picture is clear with XP and the 6-10 versions of Linux I have had run on it.

Not so with my MBP. Have tried VGA, DVI and HDMI. Not only on that set, but also on my 32" and 55" HDTV's. Watching movies are fine, but anything with text bites the bullit. Have not tried any my new 37" screen.

Have tried many options, that have been recommended on multiple sites. Nothing so far will give as clear a picture as XP and Linux.

However, I am surprised to hear this while using monitors rather than TV's.

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Does anyone know if the macbook is the same with a dell 24" monitor?
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Anyone know if this problem occurs with Dell's 20" Monitor? (2007WFP)
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Anyone know if this problem occurs with Dell's 20" Monitor? (2007WFP)
Mine is clear. A "Rev A01" version, manufactured February 2005 in Mexico.

I thought I've heard that Dell recently changed the 20" model and it isn't as good. So you may want to wait for an answer from more recent buyers.
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What I'm wondering from the people complaining; is the problem just the text, or are images and icons also blurry?

Try this. Capture a screen image from Windows and copy it to your Mac (or Mac partition) and display it on your Mac with varying viewing tools. How does that image look? And use the same connector, perferably digital.
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