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    Aug 27, 2011
    MacBook Pro 2Ghz Intel Core i7, 8 GB Ram, 750 GB HD, OSX 10.8.2
    Driving Large screen TV
    Config: MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.8, 2Ghz Quad Core i7 processor, 8G RAM (Purchased March 2011). Mini-port to HDMI adaptor.

    Problem: Unable to drive large screen (72" DLP Mitsubishi TV - about 5 yrs old)

    My Mac CAN drive a 50" DLP Samsung and a 31" LCD Vizio with the same cable and adaptor.
    This same cable and adaptor can drive the 72" Mitsubishi TV from my wife's Mac which is 1 1/2 yrs old.

    Any idea why my newer, more powerful mac can't drive the 72" TV?

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    Im not the TV Tech head but if you have a read of this Sticky written up one of our Mods it might have the info in there for you.


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    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2011
    MacBook Pro 2Ghz Intel Core i7, 8 GB Ram, 750 GB HD, OSX 10.8.2
    Thanks for the article but that did not seem to do the trick. As far as I can tell (from the menu and manual), my Mitsubishi Wd-73734 does not have the overscan option. I also tried different resolution settings but that does nothing. Again, my wife's older Mac works with this TV. I don't understand why my Mac won't. Any ideas?

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    Since you've been moving it from TV to TV, I'd try a SMC reset.
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