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Connected a 2017 MBP to an external monitor, everything looks low resolution and blurry

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Connected a 2017 MBP (Touchbar, 4x thunderbolt) to an external monitor, everything looks low resolution and blurry. Does anyone know of any fixes? 

 

The resolution appears correctly on mac os, and I have 'Default for Display' enabled.

 

EDIT: Heres some information about the setup: 

USB-C to HDMI adaptor, with a HDMI to HDMI cable. Its going into a 21:9 LG Ultrawide monitor.

 

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What monitor, using what connectors and what cable standard? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

What monitor, using what connectors and what cable standard? 

Sorry for not including all that info, but here it is:

 

USB-C to HDMI adaptor, with a HDMI to HDMI cable. Its going into a 21:9 LG Ultrawide monitor.

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26 minutes ago, bigbadplayer33 said:

MBP

What is the default resolution of said laptop?

What is the default resolution of said external monitor?

Is the MBP capable of pushing max resolution to both displays at the same time?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

What is the default resolution of said laptop?

What is the default resolution of said external monitor?

Is the MBP capable of pushing max resolution to both displays at the same time?

Laptop has resolution: 2,560 x 1,600

Res of external monitor: 2560×1080

and the mbp is set to only use the external monitor so it only has to drive that. 

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26 minutes ago, bigbadplayer33 said:

Laptop has resolution: 2,560 x 1,600

Res of external monitor: 2560×1080

and the mbp is set to only use the external monitor so it only has to drive that. 

Handy, can you show us a pic of what you see as blurry?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Handy, can you show us a pic of what you see as blurry?

It just appears low resolution, like using watching 720p on a 1080p monitor. When I plug in my windows PC, everything (text, images, literally everything) is so much sharper and nicer. It makes text hard to read and lines which are meant to be sharp appear soft and pixelated. If you must have a pic I can send one later. 

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