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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Mac mini to hdtv Reply with quote

I have a mac mini and am trying to get it formatted to my mitsubishi big screen hdtv. So far I have been able to get it to display on the dvi input only but the top of the screen is chopped off so the top bar doesnt show. I am on the panther version because sbcyahoo doesn't support tiger at this time. Downloaded displayconfigx, but still can not change screen format to fit tv. Have also tried vga to component but get blank screen after start up. does anyone have any suggestions?

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Andy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my mini via vga on my panny plasma. DVI is slightly better (it's an EDTV) but I only have one DVI and that's for HD Tivo.

W/ VGA, the problem is probably the sync freq. Check your TV manual and see what it supports. On my plasma, it can be adjusted. You'll need to find a matching setting on the Mini.

I had to change the frequency (higher) to match both the display and Mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's kind of a pain, but what I had to do was to install VNCOsx and connect via VNC, then, with the TV connected you can change through all the video modes and see what works best.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: macmini to HDTV Reply with quote

check the display control panel for options.......
this a hidden secret setting. even sherlock holms couldn't fix the dvi from the macmini to an HDTV setup........
but.........i did, after many curse words and searching.
email me.
wiredhomes@hotmail.com
even samsung said the macmini isn't compatible with my 61inch
DLP. but there wrong. cause it is. Laughing javascript:emoticon('Laughing')
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: macmini to HDTV Reply with quote

wiredhomes wrote:
check the display control panel for options.......
this a hidden secret setting. even sherlock holms couldn't fix the dvi from the macmini to an HDTV setup........
but.........i did, after many curse words and searching.
email me.
wiredhomes@hotmail.com
even samsung said the macmini isn't compatible with my 61inch
DLP. but there wrong. cause it is. Laughing :ll:


So not going to tell us here?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea sure, it's in the dispaly control panels under options. toggle the overscan button. i need someone who has os 10.2.8 or 10.3 to let us know if that opion os there, because i already installed tiger. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiredhomes wrote:
yea sure, it's in the dispaly control panels under options. toggle the overscan button. i need someone who has os 10.2.8 or 10.3 to let us know if that opion os there, because i already installed tiger. Wink


I'll let you know when I get home. I'm stuck at 10.3.9.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Overscan button?? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have read about this overscan option before, I have tiger installed and for the life of me I can not find it!!

Can someone give me the "for dummies" version of how to find it?

Thanks,
Gmas.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: Overscan button?? Reply with quote

Gmas wrote:
Hi,

I have read about this overscan option before, I have tiger installed and for the life of me I can not find it!!

Can someone give me the "for dummies" version of how to find it?

Thanks,
Gmas.


Displays preferences and click Options, then select Overscan. Overscan will only show up if your TV supports it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: AHHHH!! Reply with quote

Thanks!!

The reason I never saw it is because I had it connected to a monitor!!
Duuuhhh!!

Gmas.
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