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Mini DVI to Video Adapter Problem


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I recently purchased a Mini DVI to Video Adapter for my iMac. However when I plug it in all it does is change the screen resolution to PAL. However the monitor remains at the standard OS X desktop. How do I start the adapter so that the monitor actually shows what is being inputted into the adapter? Or is this supposed to happen automatically?

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It does that when you insert the adapter by itself, or is there something plugged into the adapter (like a TV)?

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there's a rca composite cable inserted into the adapter..
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there's a rca composite cable inserted into the adapter..
It's probably scaling down to the lowest common denominator resolution for a composite source.

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perhaps, but I the RCA cable is coming from a video source. Why isn't the monitor displaying them?
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perhaps, but I the RCA cable is coming from a video source. Why isn't the monitor displaying them?
I'm not sure, did you check the monitor settings in System Preferences => Displays?

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actually, no I haven't. What should I be looking at in the display settings?
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