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I have an LG 42" LCD HDTV and I want to use it as a monitor just for kicks. I may just get a remote hook up (like a wirelesss mouse and keyboard) to play around and see how things look on it. Maybe a game of CSS would be pretty cool to try.
Anyway, I hooked it up and the picture is really sharp, but the sizes of things are too small and when I go to fullscreen mode on games or benches they only show up in a square about 20" x 20" in the middle of the screen.
Here's some pics I took to help explain.



Do you see in the first one the start button is cut off?
Edit: I'm using the component to s-video adapter.
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post #2 of 16
Your resolution is too big and it is sliding around. I think :-\\

Edit: Whoops. Forgot to add this part

If your TV is:
1080p - 1920×1080
720p - 1280×720
post #3 of 16
download ntune then u will see tv settings then u will have choices to make the screen look better
    
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post #4 of 16
adjust your resolution till everything is in there.
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Does your television have options to adjust the position or size of the screen within the PC input menu? Have you tried different resolutions? My TV displays 1920x1080 but at that resolution it cuts off the edges of the screen however if I put it on 1920x1200 which technically my TV cannot display it fixes this problem.
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post #6 of 16
open up your Nvidia control panel and go to screen adjustment or TV adjustment- something like that and adjust the screen position- or, first of all. change the resolution on the for the tv. and see if that changes anything- the resolution might be set too high for the TV. -what is its native resolution?
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post #7 of 16
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I do have nTune and I tried the nVidia control panel and played around with a bunch of the settings there.
I just thought there may be some trick to it or an optimization program I could run or something. I guess I'll just get on there and keep playing around with stuff until I get it right. Thanks all.
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open up your Nvidia control panel and go to screen adjustment or TV adjustment- something like that and adjust the screen position- or, first of all. change the resolution on the for the tv. and see if that changes anything- the resolution might be set too high for the TV. -what is its native resolution?
It's 1080p
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post #9 of 16
also try different drivers- i had a problem with one set of drivers that i decided to try (to see if they were better/faster than the ones i had) -that was exactly the same as the problem you are having with with my TV out.
so try different drivers
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also try different drivers- i had a problem with one set of drivers that i decided to try (to see if they were better/faster than the ones i had) -that was exactly the same as the problem you are having with with my TV out.
so try different drivers
But won't different drivers throw my usual monitor out of whack when I'm on it?
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