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I'm tryin to get my TV I hooked up to my pc to show my full desktop. My monitor is 1600x1200 and the TV is only 640x480. So far I can get it to clone but I have to pan around to see the entire desktop on my TV.

Has anyone tried a regular tv and got the whole desktop to show up without changing there primary display resolution??
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The TV's resolution can't be changed so you can't do what you want with a TV.
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The TV's resolution can't be changed so you can't do what you want with a TV.

I second that!
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The TV's resolution can't be changed so you can't do what you want with a TV.
hmm thats interesting because when I first hooked it up it was showing 2/3 of the desktop. Then when I tried to make it better I ended up making it worse so now it only shows a 8th of the desktop. I don't expect for it to show more than 640x480 but I figure the card can translate 1600x1200 down to 620x480.

When I do dual view. I can see most of the desktop on the tv. So I think theres more to this story.
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The TV can do 640x480 and maybe 720x480. I used to use my s-video output to watch stuff on my TV before I started using XBMC. So I know what you're trying to explain. The TV would sometimes show half the desktop and other times only show a corner of my desktop, which was always at 1600x1200. The nvidia control panel was finicky when I was using it, sometimes it would clone the desktop over and sometimes it would reset and only extend the desktop.

You can try to use the nvidia scaler in the nvidia control panel to scale down cloned picture on the secondary display. Also, try to go into your display options and make your TV the primary display and your monitor the secondary display. Maybe then the TV will automatically scale down to 640x480 but you could set the monitor's resolution higher independently, can't remember if that's what I used to do or not.

It's been over a year and a half since I've had my computer hooked up to the TV and in that time the driver quirks I experienced may be worked out and the options I suggest may not work anymore. You'll have to experiment to see if those options work and just keep Googling and asking here.
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on my ATI x600 aiw i can hook up a tv and run it at 1024 x 786 without panning. given i don't know too much about nvidia's stuff since my first nvidia card is in the mail right now, but i would think that it could do it fine.
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Yep, me too, I can see my desktop on my TV, without changing any resolution whatsoever...
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