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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: DisplayConfigX Reply with quote

is anyone out there familiar with this program, i need to change the resolution of my mac mini so it will fill the entire screen on my tv. thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are your Display details in DisplayConfigX? What resolution are you running at?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could tell me how to get that window into my post? i could get you the numbers alot easier that way, and it will be good for future reference, but here are the numbers the old fashioned way....


Name SONY TV
Manufacturer Id 4dd9 = SNY
Model Id 57

Refresh rate 57 - 63 Hz
Horizontal Freq 29 - 49 KHz
Pixel freq 90 MHz
Aspect ratio 0 : 0
Default refresh 63 HZ


thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The screenshot is from the DisplayConfigX site. To show a picture - link to the picture and use the Img tags [img]link here[/img]. You can upload your screenshots to Imageshack.

I have a few more questions.

What model TV is it?

Do you have a link?

What resolution are you running at?

How is the Mac mini hooked to the TV, with DVI or with the DVI to Video adapter?

I think most Sony TV's have a built-in overscan adjustment. Something like Overscan: Normal, +1 and +2. (I could be wrong). Have you looked around in your TV manual? It would be better to make an overscan adjustment. You can do damage if you make wrong adjusments in DisplayConfigX.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my tv's model number is: KDF-E42A10 (link)
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=KDFE42A10&Dept=tvvideo&CategoryName=tv_ProjectionTVs_RearProjection_42to51TVs

I am currently running at 1280x768

Im hooked up to the tv using the DVI to VGA adapter, then into the VGA PC input on the back of my tv(I have also tried a cord that goes from DVI to HDMI and the same problem occured)

thanks for the help
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AcoustiPlaya wrote:
my tv's model number is: KDF-E42A10 (link)
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?ProductSKU=KDFE42A10&Dept=tvvideo&CategoryName=tv_ProjectionTVs_RearProjection_42to51TVs


Check out page 71 of 100 in Operating Instructions.
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=KDFE42A10
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately i have seen page 71, and the problem there is that it says in normal mode the image should take up the full screen, but my tv will not let me select normal mode when using the PC input, only full1, full2, and zoom

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer. You obviously have an underscan issue. I really thought Sony TV's had a service menu where you could adjust overscan. I guess your only option is to go into DisplayConfigX resolutions (timings) and adjust the syncs and porches. Make sure you read over the Overscan FAQ on their website. Then use install button to save the configuration. This is really something you need to do on your own. My only advice is to go slow or have someone come over that knows what he is doing. You can really fudge up your TV with the wrong settings. You can also check out SwitchResX. SwitchResX's interface is a little more interactive.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this link:

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa;jsessionid=a1GW4zglWiDhXNc6HF?messageID=751577&ft=y&#751577

I know nothing about this issue but have a store of bookmarks on it, awaiting the day when my big Mac Mini plan coincides with the availability of some cash.

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