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I hooked up my Viewsonic VX2253 "1080P Full HD" monitor with an HDMI cable. Whenever I set 1080P, much of the screen does not show up. I changed the scaling in NVCP so the resolution fits now. However, NVCP reports 1810x1014 pixels once the desktop is scaled.

The picture quality is terrible and it looks like every line has been anti-aliased.

Is this monitor truly 1920x1080? Is there a different way to do this to make it look better? Surely Viewsonic can't advertise this thing as 1080P Full HD just because you can use HDMI to scale it...
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I've only had problems with underscan when running through an HDMI cable on my Samsung LCD TV, it works fine when running VGA. However I haven't tried running HDMI through my ASUS 1920x1200 monitor in some time but IIRC I had to change the underscan/overscan on that one too.

I guess the only way to be sure is to count the pixels thumb.gif
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Interesting... it works perfectly with VGA... looks crystal clear.

Damned HDMI thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

Interesting... it works perfectly with VGA... looks crystal clear.

Damned HDMI thinking.gif

I know what you mean, I've been running my HDTV through VGA for a couple years now because of it.
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I hooked up my Viewsonic VX2253 "1080P Full HD" monitor with an HDMI cable. Whenever I set 1080P, much of the screen does not show up. I changed the scaling in NVCP so the resolution fits now. However, NVCP reports 1810x1014 pixels once the desktop is scaled.
The picture quality is terrible and it looks like every line has been anti-aliased.
Is this monitor truly 1920x1080? Is there a different way to do this to make it look better? Surely Viewsonic can't advertise this thing as 1080P Full HD just because you can use HDMI to scale it...

The issue is with the VX2253 default hdmi input settings. There are two modes called AV and PC. The default value is AV. It need to be changed to PC.
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How do you do that? My issue is next: I have bought couple of days ago a new computer with VX2253 monitor. My graphic card is NVidia G-Force GTX 650. I hooked up my comp. and monitor via HDMI cable and when I set the resolution to HD, about an inch outfits the visible area of the monitor. Buttons on the right side of the monitor aren't working properly. How can I set HD resolution without deforming the scaling of the picture, if you know what I mean? The quality of the picture is now 1600x1200 and it's ok, but I want Full HD.

Thank you in advance.
Kind regards!
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Originally Posted by Bogellis View Post

How do you do that? My issue is next: I have bought couple of days ago a new computer with VX2253 monitor. My graphic card is NVidia G-Force GTX 650. I hooked up my comp. and monitor via HDMI cable and when I set the resolution to HD, about an inch outfits the visible area of the monitor. Buttons on the right side of the monitor aren't working properly. How can I set HD resolution without deforming the scaling of the picture, if you know what I mean? The quality of the picture is now 1600x1200 and it's ok, but I want Full HD.
Thank you in advance.
Kind regards!

I was never able to completely solve the issue using HDMI. However, when I switched to DVI and VGA, the issue was gone.
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Like michaeltorpey said I had to switch it to PC mode.

Press 1 (to bring up menu)
Use arrows to select "Input Select"
Press 2 to enter Input Select
Use arrows to select HDMI (1 or 2) PC
Press 2 to select
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Thank you very very much!! It worked! I have tried a dozens of other solutions but this would never came on my mind wink.gif Cheers!

Kind regards!
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