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Having an issue setting up the proper screen resolution. My HTPC computer has a GTX GPU with a Samsung 50" LCD flat Panel. I am using a Yamaha RX-A1000 receiver.
The native resolution of the Samsung is 1920x 1080.

When I set this native resolution in windows 7 it is to large . Some of my icons are not visible . To make the screen fit I have to go to 1600x 1024.

I have also noticed that the GTX-780 GPU has a control panel that I can adjust desktop size and position.

I am just not sure how to properly set it up?

Is there a way to make the desktop icons and font a little bigger? Hard to see from 12 ft away.
I have looked at the Yamaha receiver settings to see if this has anything to do with this.
Sorry for this basic question just have not found how to properly set this for a HTPC.
Edited by bigRod - 10/22/13 at 2:15pm
post #2 of 8
There may be an overscan setting on the TV. The picture should be set to 1:1 ratio.
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As Jeffwx7 said, check your tv display ratio setting, usually you can solve it like that.

You can also correct this in the Nvidia control panel. Mine is in my native language so i copied this from the internet, its about the same as i see in my control panel.

"... look for the 'adjust size and position' settings and shrink the image to fit the screen."
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Originally Posted by Jeffwx7 View Post

There may be an overscan setting on the TV. The picture should be set to 1:1 ratio.

I looked in the settings of the Samsung remote and did not find 1:1 ratio. Must be labeled something else or I missed it . Will keep looking . Thanks
Jeffwx7

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Originally Posted by TiezZ BE View Post

As Jeffwx7 said, check your tv display ratio setting, usually you can solve it like that.

You can also correct this in the Nvidia control panel. Mine is in my native language so i copied this from the internet, its about the same as i see in my control panel.

"... look for the 'adjust size and position' settings and shrink the image to fit the screen."

yes TiezZ BE, I did see that IN NVidia control panel. I gave it a try but seems like something is still off. I have a feeling that as Jeffwx7 has said the settings are off on the LCD causing an issue.

On another issue with the Ceton InfiniTV6 PCIe cable tuner . WMC was only recognizing 4 tuner instead of 6. Reinstalled the drivers again and WMC recognized all 6 tuners. Added this in case others have same issue.

I will keep playing with it till I figure it out.

Thanks TiezZ BE
Edited by bigRod - 10/22/13 at 7:28pm
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I looked in the settings of the Samsung remote and did not find 1:1 ratio. Must be labeled something else or I missed it .

The setting is called "Just Scan" on some Samsung TVs. "Screen Fit" might also work. I know the setting vary from model to model.
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Do you have the same problem if you connect it directly on the TV (no bypass through the yamaha receiver)? I also use a yamaha receiver and when i connect a laptop on the hdmi passthrough it isn't a problem with the ratio. But you best check this just to be sure it if you didn't already.
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The setting is called "Just Scan" on some Samsung TVs. "Screen Fit" might also work. I know the setting vary from model to model.

I finally found my Samsung LED TV manual online and did a search and found its called Screen fit as you had said . After setting screen fit then checking windows and the GTX 780 settings and everything is at 1080X1920 which is the native resolution. Great! Another issue solved. Thanks again Jeffwx7. Your on a roll.

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Do you have the same problem if you connect it directly on the TV (no bypass through the yamaha receiver)? I also use a yamaha receiver and when i connect a laptop on the hdmi passthrough it isn't a problem with the ratio. But you best check this just to be sure it if you didn't already.

Thanks for your input TiezZ BE. I was going to do your step next.

Appreciate all the help.
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no problem, just rep+ everybody who is helping you (or trying to) in the end.
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