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Okay theres alot more to it than that here goes.

I just got my new pc up and running this morning and the problem I is that with my Sammy HDTV Model LN32B550 bought like two years ago. Okay when I I hookup my vidcard to the tv throught a HDMI cable the cable is one of those mini to reg size HDMI anyway when I hook it up to the #1 HDMI imput on the back of the the pic is sharp at 1080p the colors are faded with no overscan and I have no sound through the TV which I should.

In the tv manual it says to use HDMI imput #1 when your using a DVI to HDMI cable and to get sound with #1 HDMI imput you have to use 3.5mm stereo jack that has the red & white RCA jacks at the end of the cable.

When I hook up to either HDMI #2 or 3 or 4 imputs the picture is distorted hard to read text and the pic is overscanned meaning I'm missing about half inch on sides. I double checked setting and res is still at 1980x1080p and heres the real kicker I have sound on the HDMI imputs 2-3-4.

I've also checked my refresh rate I always keep it at 60.

So heres my two options A or B

A. Either I buy 3.5mm stereo cable and increase the color vibrance in the nvidia setting to get rid of the really faded colors and everything is fine.

or

B. I'd like to know why my pic is distorted and overscanned in HDMI imputs 2-3-4 and fix it. Plus with this option my sound works through the HDMI cable which I really like.


I know with option that I can manually resize the and fix the overscanned but the pic is still distorted.

thanks
Edited by Subzero11 - 5/15/11 at 4:49pm
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My hdtv required going into my advanced options and I had to turn off some kind of zoom feature. Have you throughly gone through your tv's menus.

Also maybe you could try a dvi to hdmi cable instead of mini hdmi to hdmi

Either way you should definitely buy 3.5 to stereo cable. You should always have at least one of those. You shouldnt lose any sound quality, although its only 2 channel sound, but ive never seen tv with more 2 speakers so that doesnt matter.

Also nvidia color vibrance is a must for hdtv's. All the ones Ive ever used with nvidia cards look much better color wise with digital vibrance at 60(outta 100, default is 50)
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Yay I know option A is what I'll have to do. I was just hoping I wouldn't to get another cable. My previous pc I had I also used a HDMI cable and the the colors were faded too. Once you up the vibrance it looks good. I'm not going to get a DVI to HDMI cable that would be a step back plus I still have to get a stereo cable. I'll just get the cable and play around with the colors settings like last time. It's dumb why on the imputs 2-3-4 the color is good but the image is distorted with over scan but the sound works.
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post #4 of 14
HDMI to DVI is not a step back, it has same exact picture quality.
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I think you should try:-
1. use your current mini-HDMI to HDMI cable. Connect to HDMI 1 input of your TV and try to get the sound out. Sound is supposed to come out. See pic below.

2. use the same cable and connect to other HDMI inputs (2, 3 or 4). Try to fix the distorted picture and overscan issue. Perhaps fixing the overscanning issue will solve the distorted pic problem as well.
Two tricks I can come up with now:
a. Use 'Screen Fit' under 'Picture Options' (p11 of the Manual). This might solve the OS issue.
b. Rename/Edit the source/input to 'PC', 'PC-HDMI'...etc
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I know that, but I would still have to get audio cable. I also would still have to use HDMI imput 1 and thats what I have to use with my HDMI now. So why do you think all HD tv you tried have dull colors and we have to adjust the the vibrance ? By the way I adjusted the my colors it looks great now. Monday I'll get a audio cable from radio shack. Do you think walmart or target carry these cables ?
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All you need is a stereo to rca converter and a cable, should be able to get both of those at wal mart
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I know that, but I would still have to get audio cable. I also would still have to use HDMI imput 1 and thats what I have to use with my HDMI now. So why do you think all HD tv you tried have dull colors and we have to adjust the the vibrance ? By the way I adjusted the my colors it looks great now. Monday I'll get a audio cable from radio shack. Do you think walmart or target carry these cables ?
Using HDMI 1 input does not require you to use an audio cable.
One main feature of HDMI (vs DVI) is that it carries the audio signal as well.

Well, I can understand if you do not wish to troubleshoot any longer. I suppose buying an audio cable is also an alternative.
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Using HDMI 1 input does not require you to use an audio cable.
One main feature of HDMI (vs DVI) is that it carries the audio signal as well.

Well, I can understand if you do not wish to troubleshoot any longer. I suppose buying an audio cable is also an alternative.
Depending on what dvi-hdmi adapter he could get, not sure if the ati one works with nvidia (i'm sure it does) but i have an ati branded dvi-hdmi that transfers audio as well
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I do want to trouble shoot just stand by and I'll try. You can't get sound with imput one with HDMI you have to use audio cable it says so in the manual and thats with DVI and HDMI cable and I know HDMI carries sound cuase it gives sound in the other imputs.

a. Use 'Screen Fit' under 'Picture Options' (p11 of the Manual). This might solve the OS issue.
b. Rename/Edit the source/input to 'PC', 'PC-HDMI'...etc

your option a. won't work still distorted.


Why do you think your option b. will work ?
Edited by Subzero11 - 5/15/11 at 5:40pm
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