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#1 WytchDokta

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Not sure if this is the correct forum seeing that this is a HDTV and not a monitor, but whatever.

Recently got a HDTV, the native resolution is 1920x1080 and it's full HD. Got the Xbox rigged up and the display fits perfectly. I had been kickin' it old skool with the PC side of things with a VGA connection until today. Picked me up a HDMI to DVI cable today - my graphics card has 2x DVI outs, and the HDTV has 2x HDMI outs (one of which is where the Xbox is plugged into), and VGA out, etc - but would the HDTV display 1920x1080p for the PC, would it hell. Best I could get it was 1824x814 or some ######. Thing was, that WAS a perfect fit horizontally, but three quarters of my task bar was cut off, as was the same amount from the top of the screen. Then the WytchDokta *kinda* figured it out - When you switch to AV and scroll to HDMI 1 on the TV with the Xbox rigged up, it comes up with something along the lines of 'HDMI 16:9, 1080p, Wide'. However, when selecting HDMI 2 (where the PC is connected to) it would say something like 'HDMI 16:9, 1080p, Zoom 1'. It ain't rocket science, the aspect needed some jigging around, so I hit the Aspect button on the remote (with considerable force by this time mind you).

Next thing, it's like I'm watching some old Western movie as it had 'letterboxed' my display (which was still 1824x812 at this point). So I switched back to 1920x1080, and you know what? That's right, no fit. The display needs squashing/position needs adjusting, then it will be perfect. And therein lies the problem my friends - on the TV there is no menu option to adjust screen position/size, but there is on the nVidia Display Control Panel. The problem is that the tool on there to adjust screen size cllaims to also adjust screen position but it doesn't, you got these sliders and it just like scales up/down the screen on the spot, but it won't go far enough for my display. I hereby conclude that in the past - in ages gone, when I used to game on the PC - I probably jigged around the display position/size through nVidia Control Panel or the like some to fit the respective monitor(s). Now I can't find where I can reset it, and the nVidia display resize thing is a PoS. Is there a way to move the position of the display or resize it through Windows?

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#2 WytchDokta

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

Okay, so by messing around with the nVidia display resize thing, the display fits perfectly at 1824x1028. But the point is, the native resolution for this HDTV is 1920x1080, which is apparently too big, so around a centimetre or so of display have been cut off from all round.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

Sorry for the late reply on this, as I just noticed it. This has to do with the underscan/overscan properties which you can adjusti in the Nvidia control panel. It happens with ATI cards as well when you hook up a PC to an monitor using HDMI




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