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With a fresh new hard drive I installed Win7. Downloaded display driver 11.2 and installed. Hooked up to tv and it was still showing HDMI 1024x768. When it completed the "Starting Windows" screen, tv said "HDMI Unsupported". Googled and apparently if computer resolutions is set higher than tv can support it'll show that.

Brought computer back to desk, change settings to lowest. Took rig back to tv, hooked it up, still says "Unsupported".

Trying VGA cable now...

Update: VGA works fine. Apparently it was still set at a high resolution so I reset it to the lowest. Shut down computer, restarted with HDMI... same thing "Unsupported". Is there a driver support for HDMI or something???
Edited by Krusher33 - 2/20/11 at 6:32pm
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I'm about to try safe mode, uninstall drivers, reinstall while hooked still hooked up to tv.

Update: Went into safe mode via HDMI cable, uninstalled drivers. I learned the hard way you can't install video drivers in safe mode as it says "detectable drivers failed" or something like that. But when I restarted and booted normally without drivers installed and it was successful.

Was able to switch to 1024x768 resolution after Window's driver installed. In process of reinstalling AMD's drivers now.

Update: AMD's driver has to be the culprit. When rebooted after installing, got the "Unsupported" message again.
And so I uninstalled again, and used windows driver. Tried a movie with computer set at 1024x768 and it looks like absolute crap. I'm beginning to lose heart in this project.
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No one has an input?

Researching the whole crappy DVD display problem. I'm wondering if it's possible that when the resolution is set to 1024x768 and the playing the DVD, that the DVD player software is not downgrading the resolution so that it's displayed properly?
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Ok so before I could only select between 2 resolutions. When I booted up today I had the 2 plus many choices in between. I selected what the HDMI apparently is delivering (1024x768), started up a dvd in WMC and it looks good.

But there's still that issue with AMD drivers. I'm going to try and install them again and see if I missed something.

Also... I'm wondering if there's a way to disable HDMI audio? I just want to play directly off my on-board sound till I get a receiver.
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Check this out. As you can see, catalyst says max reported is 1080p. But when connected via HDMI, the tv says HDMI 1024x768, 60 hz. How the heck do I get it to 1080? TV menu provides no option for it.

What about this following screenshot? Will that force it I wonder? I'm scared of it cause it says that it could ruin tv or something if done wrong.



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I'd go ahead and check the 1080p60 selection and hit apply. You won't hurt the TV.
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I'd go ahead and check the 1080p60 selection and hit apply. You won't hurt the TV.
You will have to adjust it. 1080p from a PC extends past the edges...
    
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You will have to adjust it. 1080p from a PC extends past the edges...
Then fix with scaling?

I'll probably try it tonight.

My objective is to get the 1080p the company boasts the tv has. It's on their spec sheet as well as big white numbers on the lower left hand of tv that says "1080p".

Would they really go out of their way to say these things and then really only limit to 720p?
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are you seeing black bars around your screen? if not then its not a problem with overscan...(set to zero%)
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are you seeing black bars around your screen? if not then its not a problem with overscan...(set to zero%)
No blackness. In fact, before I went into CCC, display was pass the screen and I scaled it.

Hey, it's new to me so what can I say? On desktop monitors they just scale themselves for me.
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