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Jan 29, 2010

I just bought a Samsung XL2370 monitor to hook onto my MBP 15".

Problem: the image is pixelated and blurry green. I can slightly see the background though. Screen works fine on a Windows pc. Before I hooked up a 19" on my MBP and that also worked.

I tried the menu but no luck. And when I choose the auto adjustment a message appears 'not available'.

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