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Bad color, image and sharpness via HDMI and laptop

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I got two issues here!

One,

My acer laptop for some odd reason, has fuzzy and dull text. My monitor (look under my setup) has the sharpness locked for some reason! Why is it that when my normal PC is hooked to monitor no setup is needed and the image is fantastic but the acer laptop via hdmi means terrible sharpness, color and image? It's not noticeable when watching HD movies, but the text is terrible. This also happens on a projector and a HDTV
example: look at the text, the top of the text is sharper but as you move down each individual letter it looses clarity. Look at how bad the underlined letters look!!
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Two,

When i hooked up my normal rig (my setup) to a very high end 1080p sony projector i had to lower the resolution from 1080p to a weird custom setting because the image was not centered. The only way to adjust was via nvidia control panel and well i was loosing many inches from the top of the screen. Its like the projecter had pushed the image down to far. I couldn't find anythign that would adjust image position on the nvidia control panel, only some that would lower resolution! At 1080p i couldn't see 1/4 of the start menu. When hooked up to my regular 27" monitor it has no issues but its via DVI. The rig is plugged into a onkyo receiver via hdmi and then to the projector. Image quality seems good.
Edited by 2JZ - 6/7/11 at 7:10pm
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I have the same problem with HDMI on my desktop. DVI to HDMI works fine, but a regular HDMI cable produces that horrid brightness that can't be adjusted away. I'd love to know what the issue is.
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Originally Posted by flyingsaucers;13792005 
I have the same problem with HDMI on my desktop. DVI to HDMI works fine, but a regular HDMI cable produces that horrid brightness that can't be adjusted away. I'd love to know what the issue is.

so your saying if i had a hdmi to DVI adapter it would look normal again? This is odd because DVI and HDMI should be basically the same thing; a digital signal. Only differences that should emerge is that hdmi has both video and audio while DVi is strictly video.
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Originally Posted by 2JZ;13795460 
so your saying if i had a hdmi to DVI adapter it would look normal again? This is odd because DVI and HDMI should be basically the same thing; a digital signal. Only differences that should emerge is that hdmi has both video and audio while DVi is strictly video.

Well no I'm not guaranteeing that, just letting you know that I have a similar problem with HDMI that goes away with DVI - HDMI. Yeah, it's super odd. I'd love to know *** is going on!
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Originally Posted by 2JZ;13795460 
so your saying if i had a hdmi to DVI adapter it would look normal again? This is odd because DVI and HDMI should be basically the same thing; a digital signal. Only differences that should emerge is that hdmi has both video and audio while DVi is strictly video.

Some monitors do post-processing on HDMI ports but leave DVI alone. This is why you sometimes see "Computer HDMI" ports in addition to HDMI ports on some TVs.


i.e. My Acer H243H attempts to scale on HDMI while DVI just works.
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