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Well, I did it through component cables from my 8800. Somehow the most it wants to give my TV is 1280x720. 720p. But... I know it can do better than that. Right now the resolution is smaller than my 22" Samsung that's at 1680x1050. I don't know what custom resolution to set it at, if any. Not to mention it doesn't actually detect the manufacturer of my TV (Panasonic), is there something else I can do to actually get it to see it correctly? This is basically what my TV shows:

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I don't think it'll detect the display through component video ports but I'm probably wrong about that.

And no, it can't do better than that. 1080i is the next step up, that's 1920x1080 @ 60hz. It'll be an interlaced signal and your stuffs will be tiny.

I'd recommend keeping it at 720p, and also getting POWERSTRIP (google) If ya dun have it.
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Hehe, I thought I'd been mentioned.

And yes, that is as high a resolution as you'll get unless you plan on spending over $1,000 for 1080p. Sorry.
    
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xD Yeah you would.

Also, 1080i isn't exactly a step "up" either. It should be stated that just because the screen is larger doesn't mean the resolution's going to be higher. xD
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Damn. I thought for sure I had done better when I had Vista, before reinstalling XP. Bleh. Kinda defeats the purpose of having it as a secondary display...

And I use Ultramon; Powerstrip is, essentially a multimonitor management utility is it not? Is it any better, or... Does it do something different than Ultramon?
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Unfamiliar with Ultramon. But, you can setup custom resolutions and refresh-rates in Powerstrip.
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Has anyone had any luck getting the black border around the desktop of their TV go away?

This is pretty annoying since even setting a custom resolution (1366x768 [default 32" native resolution) only expands the resolution WITHIN the black box, it doesn't get rid of it. I'm stumped
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