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TV never works as a monitor correctly!!

post #1 of 7
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OK, i have 3 TV's in my house. Only 2 am i able(allowed) to connect my computer to them and use them as a monitor. One is a 27" 1080P and the other is a 22" 1080p. Now here lies the problem. I can connect it to a acual Monitor and run 1080/1200 and looks perfect, but if i connect it to the TV's and try to use it as a monitor it does not work. I connected the 27" by hdmi and 1080P setting made it bigger then the screen itself. I was able to fix it through the control panel, but then all the lettering on the screen was almost impossible to fix. The 22" i connected by component and had the same problem. 1080P was bigger then the screen, hell, even 720P made it to big and had to adjust it using the control panel....

What the heck am i doing wrong. I have seen people using TV's as monitors and it looks perfect. how can 2 different rigs, and 2 different TV's both have the same problem..meaning it has to be user error, but i dont know what i am doing wrong.
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post #2 of 7
Try different types of connections such as HDMI, DVI, VGA ect. Always plug screens into the PC when the screen is off and make sure drivers are up to date. (GPU Drivers) Make sure gpu driver settings are also set correctly for multiple screens.
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Are you sure the tvs are 1080p?
    
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post #4 of 7
I've always prefered VGA hookup over HDMI if the TV has it. I encounter more resolution problems when using HDMIs.

This might be a bit elementary, but just to make sure...you are changing the resolution after hooking up the TV, correct?
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post #5 of 7
Ive experienced this issue with my 32" HDTV where the image is going off the screen, but when I use the "Picture size" adjustment settings Im always able to get it to stretch it properly. I put it on "Native" and it fits, on all the other settings its either cropping it or leaving open border space.
post #6 of 7
There may be a setting on your TV's called "overscan" or something. Try changing it if you haven't already, I can't remember if it's supposed to be on or off and I'm too lazy to go to my TV and check. There might even be some kind of overscan options in your GPU driver's Control Panel.
     
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post #7 of 7
Nvidia has cursed drivers for over/underscan
Its all in the drivers really, had ubuntu running fine on a TV till i installed the nvidia drivers and it went all horse**** on me. Same thing happened in windows. But yet ATI I only have a tiny problem with my laptop but my desktop works perfectly
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