[iBook] Widescreen from iBook?

Joe Roberts joereform at mac.com
Fri Sep 8 18:30:57 PDT 2006

Well, to let the list members know, I downloaded SwitchResX and was  
able to set my iBook's output resolution to 1360 X 768 for my  
external HDTV monitor.  However, it is pretty far off center  
horizontally; so far, in fact, that my horizontal control on my HDTV  
cannot compensate enough for it.  After shifting the picture as far  
as I can to the left with the TV menu, there is still about half and  
inch of black at the left of the screen, and about 1/2 inch of the  
Mac display is cut off at the right.  Any ideas?

The good news is that I can also set it for 1280 X 720 resolution,  
which, while not making the most of the monitor's capabilities, at  
least is aligned properly with the edges of the screen.  And the HD  
signal coming through my EyeTV 500 looked pretty good.  I am getting  
closer to making replacing my Mac-unfriendly, subscription-based, non- 
HD TiVo with a Mac-based HD DVR set-up.  I will continue to keep  
everyone posted!

On Sep 5, 2006, at 4:44 PM, dahengel at rockwellcollins.com wrote:

> Does the ibook support DVI? If it did I would use a dvi to hdmi  
> cable and
> get the video in that way. I would not be suprised if the vga port  
> on the
> monitor only allows a typical pc resolution and not the full  
> widescreen
> format.
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> I did (1) and (2), yes.  I know (3), and the specs on the Vizio 32"
> HDTV say that the resolution is 1366 X 768.
> I have it plugged into the HDTV's VGA port.  Do you think it possible
> that it doesn't support more than 1024 X 768 via the VGA port, and
> yet it supports more through the HDMI port?   I would go out and pay
> for a converter and an HDMI cable if that could possibly do the
> trick, but this really is only a temporary measure until I purchase a
> Duo Core Mac mini to be the hub of my home theater PC.

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