TV Resolution

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by apitman, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. apitman

    apitman Guest

    The modes I have mentioned have been mostly at 60 hz. I have tried other hz
    with no difference.

    Where do I find continuous adjustments? The only thing I see in the
    resolution slider is increments.

    I don't know what scaling might be getting applied. I went through all the
    menus on the TV and didn't see any choices for changing any scaling.

    I would love to have continous adjustment and no scaling on the TV. I think
    that would solve the issue. I just can't find a way to do it.
     
    apitman, Feb 12, 2008
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    zach10 Guest

    you said your tv's rez was 1366 x 768 have you set your pc to put tha
    exact rez on your tv??? this also depends on your gpu if ati you shoul
    find your display settings in the Catalyst Control center and if Nvidi
    the Nvidia control panel. Lets say its nvidia (like mine i would go t
    the Nvidia control panel(by right claicking on the desktop and seletin
    it) then clcik "set up multiple displays" then set my primary an
    seconary with the diff resolutions that i want
    the is also an option in there called "Flat Panel scaling" that you ca
    play with

    NOW if you dont have either of these brands i cant help but if you can
    find either control center first find out if Nvidia or Ati by going i
    you display settings(it will show the name of your gpu). Then head her
    for nvidia drivers 'Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
    (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us) and here for at
    drivers 'Drivers & Software' (http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html)
    Now i know this stuff workes beacuz i plug pc's to tv's all the time du
    to being my scools technitin and you would be surprized how mush troubl
    the teachers have with what kind of stuff. lo

    P.S. thoses monitor drivers dont do anything but let your computer se
    it properly so there basicaly useless with XP service pack 2 and Vist
     
    zach10, Feb 13, 2008
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    apitman Guest

    This is a gateway laptop with the ATI Radeon Mobility X600 SE. I am running
    Windows Vista. When I go to the AMD web site they say they that they don't
    provide drivers.

    I know the ATI control panel you speak of because I have had it in the past
    on other computers. I can't find it anywhere on my laptop.

    Tony
     
    apitman, Feb 13, 2008
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    Edward Guest

    Let get this straight: your PC is 1280x768=15:9 full screen
    and you want it full screen on a 1366x768=16:9 LCD display???
    Not surprising you see borders all the way.
     
    Edward, Feb 13, 2008
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    Bill Condie Guest

    <<I extend my desktop over to the TV

    Try Cloning and adjusting the res till it's fine on the TV and awful on the
    computer
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 13, 2008
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    apitman Guest

    Actually I don't expect to get 1280x768 to look right on the TV. I am trying
    to find a way to make the computer match the TV (1366x768) and that option
    just isn't available. That is my whole question.
     
    apitman, Feb 13, 2008
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    apitman Guest

    Great suggestion. Sadly I already tried it and it didn't work either. The
    reason it didn't work is that the positions on the slider that allow me to
    set the resolution just doesn't include a resolution that works. It is very
    limited even though I have turned of the "hide modes that the monitor doesn't
    support"

    I think I need a driver and just can't find one that will work.
     
    apitman, Feb 13, 2008
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    RalfG Guest

    The ATI control panel was dropped in favour of Catalyst Control Center many
    driver versions ago, long before Vista.

    Use the Extended Desktop display mode, not Clone mode and set each display
    to its own optimum resolution. The video driver can show the display modes
    that are reported as compatible by the monitors, but that usually requires a
    VGA, DVI or HDMI connection to the monitor or TV. If that information isn't
    detected, as with composite or Svideo connections, and without a monitor
    driver (.inf file) for the TV, then just the standard TV resolutions are
    assumed (1024x768 or 800x600 or lower). In the Catalyst Control Center you
    get the option to force HD TV modes that aren't automatically detected.

    Check in your television's specs that the resolution you want to use is even
    possible when using the connection type that you have. The TV itself could
    be the cause of your resolution problems.
     
    RalfG, Feb 13, 2008
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    apitman Guest

    Do you know where I can get catalyst for Vista for my laptop since Gateway
    and ATI don't offer it?
     
    apitman, Feb 13, 2008
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    zach10 Guest

    zach10, Feb 13, 2008
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    apitman Guest

    Thanks for the help. I look forward to your reply.
     
    apitman, Feb 13, 2008
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    RalfG Guest

    Not really, those are the only two sources for your drivers. OmegaDrivers
    doesn't seem to have Vista drivers yet either.. they do customised ATI
    drivers. It's almost as if you're not supposed to have Catalyst CC. I saw
    that Gateway still bundled the old control panel with some XP drivers. At
    the risk of crashing the computer and potentially doing all kinds of nasty
    stuff, the Catalyst Control Center software is available as a separate
    download (without driver) for the regular Radeon series. That's not a
    recommendation from me to try it. It requires MS .Net v2 framework to be
    installed first or CCC won't work.



     
    RalfG, Feb 13, 2008
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    zach10 Guest

    ok here is the last thing i got (i dont know if you have already tried
    this or not) go to this screen [image:
    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb203/misterz100/monitors.jpg] and
    click the 2 (for your secondary display) you should be able to change
    the resolution as you see fit and try making sure to try check/uncheck
    the "Extend the desktop onto this montor" i shall see if i can do it
    myself without using the ati or nvidia control panel if my sister lets
    me have her tv...with im sure she wont...mayby...:p
     
    zach10, Feb 14, 2008
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    zach10 Guest

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    IkidUnot Guest

    I would suggest that, if the TV wants 60Hz refresh, you comply with this.

    My other point was that you may not be able to set *any* numbers for
    resolution. I don't think I've seen a way to input numbers directly, so if
    you wanted something offbeat like 1381x902 pixels (hypothetical), it's not
    possible. This means that you may not be able to set your PCs output to the
    optimal for the TV (1366x768x60Hz). If you can set the PC to this resolution
    (that is, if your video card supports it at all), it should be on the list, I
    believe.

    The TV: most TVs do *some* processing of input signals, I really don't know
    specifically what yours may be doing. Maybe more looking around in the meus
    will yield some useful clues. I know it's probably futile, but could you get
    more information from the mfg-er? Being a technical person myself, generally
    if I need to call tech support, it's hopeless. To be fair I'll say that it's
    not always the support folks' fault. Many times they just don't have access
    to much information - the mfg-er just doesn't provide it to them. I know
    field service guys who can't get schematics for equipment their parent
    company set their company up to repair. It's nuts.

    As Zach10 suggested, if you connect the TV and select "attach" in Windows'
    display properties setup, and then Windows sets it to the maximum resolution,
    what is that resolution? Is it right, or something "low" like 1024x768?
    Best of luck...
     
    IkidUnot, Feb 15, 2008
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