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Topic: computer screen resolution on my TV!

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xThomas

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hey, can you guys help me?
Running a mac 10.8 and a samsung HDTV, it's nice. But I have some eye problems. There are no resolutions at the 800x600 level offering widescreen.
I know about Command + Plus, which makes words bigger. Now, that would be great if sites were formatted for that to work;. You try that on Google, and theat white space to the left of the actual words grows too, not just the words. It creates scrolling issues.
The biggest resolution with widescreen is 1024 x 576. I want to get it in the 800 or even better, the 640 range. How can I do this?

Im sure at lest one of you has run into this problem.
P.s. I know I probably got a ton of terms wrong, but umm. Im basically looking for 800x600 or even 640x480, but in widescreen.

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TwilightPoint

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I don't think that's possibly sadly.
You could try and get it to stretch but that would still be 4:3 but each side will be stretched out.
Why 800x600 or 640x480? Those resolutions are tiny for a computer and TV resolution nowdays.

If you're TV supports 1080p then 1920x1080 should be good enough, if it doesn't support 1080p then 1280x720 should be fine.
TV's aren't meant to be used as monitors.

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xThomas

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I have some eye problems.

It can do those big resolutions like 1800. Presumably what I saw when I put displays into 1080p mode represented 1900+. But I can't see at that point, and I have trouble seeing at 1024x576. Ill go ask at the apple forums. but thanks anyway.

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TwilightPoint

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Ah, my apologies.
See if your TV can stretch the image, or keep the 4:3 resolution.
I can't be of much more help sorry.
I don't have any experience with Mac computers.

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