New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Mini DVI issues


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
TonyO

 
Member Since: Jun 01, 2012
Posts: 1
TonyO is on a distinguished road

TonyO is offline
I recently purchased a Mini DVI to HDMI cable to connect my iMac to a 32" Samsung TV. My main purpose was for the editing of video's using iMovie. The connection worked fine and I was able to view the clip(s) I was working with on the TV. I was also able to change anything I wanted in the clip using iMovie. The only problem was that every other application (other than iMovie - example mail, address book, excel, etc.) that I attempted to use was now 1/2 to 1/4 of its normal size. Also, there wasn't anything I could do about it using "system preferences". Once I disconnected the HDMI cable, everything came back to normal. Is that normal for the mini DVI application?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 41,406
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
It's not the mini DVI adapter to HDMI that's causing it. It's likely because the resolution for the Samsung maybe set too high causing everything to appear smaller. Or, it's because the native resolution of the Samsung is much higher than that of your iMac.

You need to open System Preferences, Displays, and set the Samsung to its native resolution. Check the Samsung user manual to see what it's supposed to be. We also have a Sticky thread in our "Other Hardware" forum which discusses this. The Sticky Thread can be found at the top of the forum.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Cannot delete PDF fies from desktop | Need help tranfering files »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic) Bassi Apple Desktops 6 07-27-2011 01:23 PM
mini dvi to dvi adapter ampman Apple Notebooks 5 03-21-2009 01:31 AM
mini DVI to DVI to HDMI? skee Apple Notebooks 3 12-26-2008 09:51 PM
Mini DVI mattgordon Apple Desktops 3 05-27-2007 07:31 PM
Mini DVI to VGA Cable? ..or mini DVI to DVI? vxdom Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 02-17-2007 02:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?