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At the moment i'm using a samsung 22" tv as a back up monitor and for a while i had it hooked up via HDMI on 1080p but i had to use the nvidia control panel to make my desktop fit the screen wich caused a little bit of blur when reading text etc.

I was giving some advice regarding using DVI-D instead (something to do with the TVs compatability may be an issue when hooking up a pc using HDMI and i would most likely get better results using DVI)
Anyway so i went and got a DVI-D cable, hooked it up but now the highest res i get is something like 1440 x 920 (Does not look great tbh).
Is there a fix or anything i can do or should i just go back to HDMI until i can afford a new monitor?

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If you had to use the control panel to make the desktop fit, it's probably because the TV can not disable the overscan. If you can't get the native resolution with a DVI>HDMI cable which I assume is what you are using, it's like an issue with the TV's EDID. You can try creating a custom resolution of 1920x1080 in your video card's control panel though to attempt to bypass the 1440x920 resolution cap.

Look in your TV menu and see if there is a way to change the aspect ratio to "dot to dot", "just scan", "1:1", etc. and, look for a way to disable overscan while you are in there. If you lack those options, you will probably be forced to use a VGA connection for PC usage.
    
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If you had to use the control panel to make the desktop fit, it's probably because the TV can not disable the overscan. If you can't get the native resolution with a DVI>HDMI cable which I assume is what you are using, it's like an issue with the TV's EDID. You can try creating a custom resolution of 1920x1080 in your video card's control panel though to attempt to bypass the 1440x920 resolution cap.
Look in your TV menu and see if there is a way to change the aspect ratio to "dot to dot", "just scan", "1:1", etc. and, look for a way to disable overscan while you are in there. If you lack those options, you will probably be forced to use a VGA connection for PC usage.

thanks i will try, very detailed rep + thumb.gif
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