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Toshiba 42WL67J LCD TV (1366x768)

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Toshiba 42WL67J LCD TV (1366x768) Reply with quote

hi All,

I have a Mac Mini (late 2006 version) with Intel GMA 950 graphic card and am trying to connect to my 3 years old Toshiba 42WL67J LCD TV with a DVI/HDMI with the native resolution 1366 x 768. I have tried to use SwitchResX and different settings to enable 1366 x 768 but can't get success so far.

Anyone use this model or similar model? Can you get 1366x768 resolution? If so, could you share your settings in SwitchResX?

Many thanks!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean 1360x768? That's what my screen uses compared to 1366x768, but I doubt that has to do with anything Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1360X768 is in the TVs VGA input.


RGB signal for Toshiba 42WL67J

VGA: 640 x 480
SVGA: 800 x 600
XGA: 1024 x 768
WXGA: 1280 x 768
WXGA: 1360 x 768
SXGA: 1280 x 1024
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi All,

I use a DVI/HDMI cable to connect my Mac Mini to the LCD TV. I have tried different settings to enable 136x X 768 via HDMI but no success so far. If you can enable it, please share with me your settings. Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, lets try this again. Your PC resolution is in VGA not HDMI you need a DVI to VGA adapter
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Is my Toshiba HDTV lame or am I? Reply with quote

Trying to connect my mac mini to a toshiba LCD TV (32HLC56) through the VGA cable.

According to toshiba manual, highest native resolution is for "PC Input" is 1280 x 1024. This works fine when I select this resolution on the mini, EXCEPT it doesn't use the full TV screen (big black borders on each side of the displayed area). With the Toshiba remote, I can increase the picture size, but all this does is stretch the screen, creating weird distortion (people look fat and short).

How can I fill the entire TV screen without stretching a smaller area?

I don't have this problem with my dell monitor...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Toshiba have a "Pixel Shape" option? The similar size Sanyo TV has a selection for Pixel Shape that controls the hight and width ratio to some degree, eliminating or adding the black border you are seeing. See if the Toshiba has something similar.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion, but, alas, no such option.

I wonder if should try to connect DVI>HDMI? Other posts have reported my problem occurs under that set up...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you have set the tv in video mode and not film mode, and that you have tried all the five aspect ratios the tv has in the theature setting?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I connect with the VGA cable I have to set the input mode on the Toshiba to "PC" . In this mode, none of the display options are available -- except "full" or "natural". so no option to change cinema, theater etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had plenty of problems with setting up my 32HL95 when I was using my older DA G4 with an ATi 9800.

Plenty of work with SwitchResX. However when I hooked up the Intel mini I was ready for battle with SRX but I just set the custom resolution to 1366 by 768 (as per Toshiba of Canada via the AVS forums) and it worked fine the first time I selected it.

So, have you tried other resolutions with SRX, or just the 1280 by 1024?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That worked! It never occured to me to try a *lower* resolution to get more info on the screen, but that did it. Huge thanks for all your replies here.

The edges of my screen are now missing but I can live with that problem.
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