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I need my Mac's resolution to be (1366 x 768)

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I have a Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 running Mac OS 10.3.9 hooked up to my VIZIO P50 HDM Widescreen 50-in Plasma Monitor through a DVI to HDMI cable. I can see the picture on the screen and it looks very clear. The only problem is it’s a little too tall and the top menu bars get completely cut off. I need the resolution to be (1366 x 768). Unfortunately Mac does not provide me with a resolution that size. Does anyone know how I can get this monitor to fill the screen and still look sharp?

Info on my Plasma Monitor:
http://www.vinc.com/site/products/product_p50hdm.html

Thank you!!!
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Don't think OS X 10.3.9 could give you that resolution.  Does changing the Geomentry in Display Preferences help?  Go to Apple->System Preferences->Display (Same as you do when changing resolution).  The second tab on top is the tab to change geomentry.
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Hi bugsbey,

Found something that might be useful for you.  DisplayConfigX is able to do some customized resolution (http://www.3dexpress.de/).  Also have a read at this Apple Support forum (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2436061)
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slyong,
Thanks for the suggestions!
The second tab is Color, the first tab is Display I do not see "geomentry" anywhere.  Are you using a diffrent version than me? Also, I have been trying to get the DisplayConfigX to work but am unable to install the resolution to my system. The install button is not highlighted so I can not click on it.
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Hi,

I am using 10.3.9.. but on an old iMac.  Not sure if that is the different.  However, I will check agian in a while when I get access to the machine at home.
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It seems like only iMac has the Geometry thing.  I read a bit more and it seems that there is no way you can get that resolution with DVI-HDMI.  The only solution is to hook up VGA using analog :(.  Have a read at:

http://arko.net/articles/2006/05/06/mac-mini-and-sony-bravia-xbr-issues
http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5737&sid=8d5b62c6126f5f6eb64be677d7db1f85
(last post)
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Thanks you all for your help. I decided to just get a Intel Mac Mini instead. It works great now on my plasma tv. No configuration needed.
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I almost forgot... slyong was right, I did need to use the VGA because the DVI to HDMI not archiving that high resolution.  
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