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I'm really sorry but please understand I was messing around with the settings desperately trying to get this fixed. It doesn't make a difference what setting I choose, and I've set it back to PC 1080p although for some reason the native label isn't there any more.

You won't be able to see the stretching, it doesn't effect resolution or your screen it only affects what I see. I was thinking I could get sued to it but my god, YouTube looks so much different. It is definitely stretched. The screen itself fits perfectly, it's as if something is just changing the display slightly. I don't know why it fits to my screen yet still looks like that. Looking at my monitor there is a slight possibility that there are black bars, very small, either side. But this could just be normal - I can't remember what the sides used to look like.
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post #12 of 19
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It must be something else.

I scaled the resolution down so there's black bars top and bottom, but the text is still stretched in exactly the same way. This looks to be some kind of stupid Windows thing? I'm not sure, but even with a wider-screen custom set resolution (done via Nvidia) the text and images etc are all still slightly skinny...
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Are you sure it's squeezed? If there's no black bar on either side of the screen then it's not squeezed. The only way it could be squeezed is if your video card was pushing out a higher resolution than 1920x1080. And if there are black bars but you can't even tell, then it shouldn't really affect the picture that much. If the SS isn't squeezed then that means your video card is outputting the correct ratio and if the picture takes up the entire screen, then the screen is being filled to the correct ratio. Again, the ONLY possibility is if there are black bars.
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post #14 of 19
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The best example is YouTube. The video definitely looks more square than usual.

There are no black bars that I can tell. Everything should work as normal. Nothing is supposed to be wrong!

My TV doesn't support 1080p that well (I think it's 16:10, not sure) so it recommends a resolution of 1280x768 and this is exactly what I'm looking for in terms of non-strectched-ness. The Windows logo from the default wallpaper is perfectly shaped. Look at my monitor display however, and it's noticeably squished.
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So you're not even sure about the resolution of your TV? How about googling the model and finding out instead of assuming it's 1080p? And if youtube is squished, it's a browser/youtube setting. If your resolution was squished, everything would be noticeably squished.
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So you're not even sure about the resolution of your TV? How about googling the model and finding out instead of assuming it's 1080p? And if youtube is squished, it's a browser/youtube setting. If your resolution was squished, everything would be noticeably squished.
I've had this TV for over 4 years and I have re-installed Windows about 6 times. The TV is my secondary display.

I have had this monitor for 2 years.

Not once have I had this issue.

I said the best example was YouTube, as for the untrained eye it could be difficult to tell the difference with just text. But the entire resolution is stretched. Besides, why would I change a resolution setting in the browser? I have JUST re-installed Windows.

This whole re-install reeks of display issues and I have no idea why. First of all after installing, Windows usually goes to my TV first because it's plugged in via HDMI. IT didn't do it this time. Now Windows detects a mystery 3rd display that doesn't exist. And where previously Windows would say "Extend desktop to 2" or "Only display Desktop on 1" etc etc it now wants me to turn the display on or off manually if I want access to these other settings.

Thanks for your help tonight but I'm sorry to report that not one of your solutions has lead to a resolve, and as far as I can see all future trouble shooting is just a waste of my time digging for discontinued model numbers and manuals.

I re-installed Windows just 2 weeks ago and it was fine. Suddenly when I do it today, the problem occurs.
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post #17 of 19
I can't begin to tell you how to fix your issue.

But a general rule of thumb is that if you take a screenshot and the problem cannot be seen in said screenshot, then the problem is with the monitor in some form or another.

The opposite is also true. If the problem is seen in the screenshot, then the problem is not the monitor.

I think that would be as good of a place to start as any. It will at least get you on the right trail.


Edit: I've looked closely at the screenshots you have already posted and the text looks fine to me. So I'm guessing it's a setting on your monitor. It can't be the cables, they wouldn't cause an issue like you describe.
Edited by Phantom_Dave - 3/2/12 at 4:49pm
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I've had this TV for over 4 years and I have re-installed Windows about 6 times. The TV is my secondary display.
I have had this monitor for 2 years.
Not once have I had this issue.
I said the best example was YouTube, as for the untrained eye it could be difficult to tell the difference with just text. But the entire resolution is stretched. Besides, why would I change a resolution setting in the browser? I have JUST re-installed Windows.
This whole re-install reeks of display issues and I have no idea why. First of all after installing, Windows usually goes to my TV first because it's plugged in via HDMI. IT didn't do it this time. Now Windows detects a mystery 3rd display that doesn't exist. And where previously Windows would say "Extend desktop to 2" or "Only display Desktop on 1" etc etc it now wants me to turn the display on or off manually if I want access to these other settings.
Thanks for your help tonight but I'm sorry to report that not one of your solutions has lead to a resolve, and as far as I can see all future trouble shooting is just a waste of my time digging for discontinued model numbers and manuals.
I re-installed Windows just 2 weeks ago and it was fine. Suddenly when I do it today, the problem occurs.

Well it looks like you're sure of yourself that the reinstall is the problem, so why even ask about other potential problems if you're going to stay set in your ways? If you believe that strongly about it, then reinstall again. You also seem to be very passionate about this despite many answers of what's wrong. If the SS isn't squished, then it's the monitor. If the SS is squished, then it's the video output. If the output is correct and you don't get black bars, then it's a youtube/browser setting. This isn't a guess. This isn't an opinion. This is how it works.
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post #19 of 19
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I loaded the image onto a PC that I know to have no display issues and the image had the same symptoms as described before. It's hard to tell the difference but personally I spotted it straight away as soon as I rebooted. Everything on screen is slightly more vertical.

Websites look thinner

Folder display has text that's thinner.

You're going to call me crazy but I spotted the difference instantly, I am going to re-install Windows.

420

EDIT: It must have been my eyes, having spent so long on the stretched default display that you get before you install any drivers. Sorry for wasting your time.
Edited by Sheza - 3/3/12 at 7:22am
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