MacBook VGA Output Fuzzy

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  1. L Jay

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    I'm using my MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz with 2GB of RAM as a desktop/laptop. I'm using the Apple branded mini-dvi to VGA adapter and Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse with a high quality VGA cable going into the VGA input of my Samsung 226BW monitor. In system preferences I have it set at 1680x1050 (monitors native resolution) The picture is a combination of fuzzy, slight vertical banding, and a slight shadowy offset. On text in webpages. It is not horrible just enough to be annoying. I'll be calling Apple tomorrow to see if they can fix it.

    Here is the monitor I'm using.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096&Tpk=226bw

    What can I do to sharpen up the image? I have searched the Apple forum and Googled it extensively and have had no luck :wtc: I love my Mac but if I can't use it as a desktop when I'm at home its kind of useless to me.
     
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    You try your laptop on another screen?
     
  3. L Jay

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    dont have another monitor according to google its a pretty common problem but no solution. I've been on hold with Apple for about 15mins now... I'm getting pissed
     
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    It has a DVI but I use it for my PC :o But I use my MacBook more so I'll try and switch it. And see what happens.
     
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    If anyone is interested I changed the text smoothing from 4 to 10 in System Preferences>Appearance. Made a huge difference.
     
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    A lot of monitors have an "auto adjust" feature that helps sync them to analog inputs. It made a big difference for me, but I ended up switching to DVI anyway. It's just a better match with high res LCDs.
     
  7. Rip The Jacker

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    i use my macbook with an LCD through VGA just because i had the converter already. works fine, so i dont think vga is his problem.
     
  8. L Jay

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    Well I went to the Apple store today and bought a DVI-Adapter to compare the two. The VGA output using my PC is perfect on this monitor whereas the output on the MacBook is fuzzy. So I now use the DVI input for the MacBook and the VGA input for my PC. Problem solved :h5:
     
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    i need the mini-dvi to hdmi converter. $500 37" lcd tv FTW.
     
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    :cool:
     

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