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Does anyone else lose HD quality when resizing desktop?

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I am using Nvidia Omega Drivers 169.21 for winxp 32 and what I've noticed was when I resize my desktop I lose visual quality. I can't use the normal Nvidia drivers since it doesn't detect my HDTV, unless I use VGA.

The visuals still looks okay when I resize, but I'm able to tell I've lost quality, it's just about "almost HD" if that made any sense. Has anyone with an HDTV as a monitor experienced the same thing?

In COD4 resizing makes the visuals look a bit blurry. If I don't resize, it looks crystal clear.
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I just went from 1650 X 1050 to 1400 X 900 and it looked the same.

Your TV might not support the Res your setting it at?
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It should, since setting it at 1280 x 720 makes COD4 look crystal clear, and my desktop text looks more defined. It's just that I have to resize because my desktop it's half an inch too big for my HDTV size.

So then when I resize I lose visual quality. Everything still looks okay though, but if you saw for yourself you'd notice that the visuals got a bit blurry - still good, but not "High def" anymore. Everytime I suck it up and try to forget about it while playing COD4, I have that crappy thought in the back of my mind how I'm losing out on eye candy.
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It's because you're running an LCD below the native resolution. Run it at 1280x720, and try to use the TV options to calibrate the half inch.
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I didn't know this was called an overscan problem. I was browsing nvidia forums and apparently Geforce 8 series owners are kind of screwed about it.
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