Thread: Apple DVI to Video Adapter
04-21-2008, 11:13 AM #1Apple DVI to Video Adapter
This is my first post on your forums so, hopefully, I don't get hit in the face with a brick for posting under the wrong topic.
Anywho, I recently picked up the Apple DVI to Video Adapter for my Macbook Pro, along with an s-video/35mm to RCA bonded cable for connection to my plasma. The sound comes through just fine and the picture looks decent, with the exception of it not filling the entire screen. Let's say that my normal viewing is a 10" rectangle. The image being projected to my TV is somewhere around an 9" rectangle. Don't get me wrong, the picture is very clear but I have about two real inches on either side of the screen. Considering that most of the movies I'm watching are already letterbox, it's exceptionally disappointing. Leopard does show both displays and the second one, obviously, is 1024x768, which would be fine if it would just fill up both sides.
Has anyone else run into this problem and is there path forward towards resolution?
Thanks in advance"If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
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04-21-2008, 11:49 AM #3
Sure hope that I'm not stuck with it like this, as I'm a stupid man and will purchase an entire new TV just to correct this one thing."If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
04-21-2008, 11:59 AM #4
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You will not get any better using component nor s-video connected to the TV.
You should just need different cables - what is the brand and model # of the TV?
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04-21-2008, 12:12 PM #5"If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."
04-21-2008, 01:25 PM #6
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I have the same issue, but I was wondering if the HDMI with additional audio import (which my TV supports) would do any better? I also have a standard RGB connection in the back of my HDTV, will I get worse or better quality if I hook it up as a standard PC monitor?
I have a Sony KDS-R50XBR1 television with a spare HDMI connection (which as mention above also has inputs for separate audio) and a standard monitor RGB connection in the back. Right now, I hook my MacBook Pro up with the DVI to S-Video/RCA connector and it looks pretty good. I am just curious if I can get a better quality picture by connecting to my television differently.
04-21-2008, 02:08 PM #7
04-21-2008, 05:43 PM #8
I got home and was messing around a bit more. Under NTSC/PAL display options, head to options and check "Overscan". Also, if you're like me, you'll want to have your MBP free and run full screen on the TV. Under "Color LCD", head to "Arrangement" and move the monitor over.
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