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So I ended up getting my computer hooked up to our 42" Vizio 120hz via HDMI.

Two problems.

The first is that I can't get the picture to take up the entire screen. I will set my resolution in windows to 1920x1080 or 1360x768 (for easier reading). Neither resolution will take up the full screen. I had found one (it was smaller...like 1280 or something) that would cover everything just fine.

Any thoughts as to why I can't get the larger resolutions to take up the screen? There is about a 3 inch border around the image.

The second problem is less bothersome. It is 120hz, however there is not 120hz listed in CCC. Is there a special way to set this up for a 120hz HDTV?
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So I ended up getting my computer hooked up to our 42" Vizio 120hz via HDMI.

Two problems.

The first is that I can't get the picture to take up the entire screen. I will set my resolution in windows to 1920x1080 or 1360x768 (for easier reading). Neither resolution will take up the full screen. I had found one (it was smaller...like 1280 or something) that would cover everything just fine.

Any thoughts as to why I can't get the larger resolutions to take up the screen? There is about a 3 inch border around the image.

The second problem is less bothersome. It is 120hz, however there is not 120hz listed in CCC. Is there a special way to set this up for a 120hz HDTV?
Are you hooking up two displays to the same PC? If so I would check out a good monitor management program. I use Ultramon, and couldn't use my dual setup as easy without it. Windows does a terrible job of monitor management.

Also, is the TV 1080 or 720p?

As for the 120hz, Unless it's a true 120hz (hard to find and expensive), it's going to be upscaled and interpolated to 120hz. My 42" plasma claims to be 600hz, it's pretty much just a marketing gimmick and ends up causing more problems than it solves (especially when gaming).
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1080p
single monitor [the screen]
I presume scaled hz. It says "Double frame rate 120 hz"
I don't think we paid much more than 1k-1.5k for it (granted we got it at Sams Club)
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That's a hum-dinger then. I know that when I first hooked up my plasma to my PC, Windows did all kinds of wonky things to it. First it was too zoomed in and didn't show the bottom 120 pixels, then it wouldn't even recognize the display at all.

Are your graphics card drivers up to date?

I would give Ultramon a shot first to see if that helps any, they have a free 30 day trial of it. http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/download.asp


edit: when you're in the Windows screen resolution window, does it name your Vizio TV as the display?
Edited by Backfat - 4/24/11 at 8:58pm
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They are as up to date as they will ever be. Anything past CCC 10.4 is crap for my card [oh the joys of ATI].

I'll probably give Ultramon a try tomorrow then. I am off to bed XD
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Also, do you have anywhere in your TV's OSD to change the screen format? On mine I have the option to do Full Screen, half, 4:3 etc.. and it lets me change between 720 and 1080p
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You need to adjust the overscan in CCC, it'll be there under HDTV settings if you are on the newest drivers, if on older ones, it will take a little digging to find them. (cant remember under display options I think)
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You need to adjust the overscan in CCC, it'll be there under HDTV settings if you are on the newest drivers, if on older ones, it will take a little digging to find them. (cant remember under display options I think)
Seem to be a lot of nuances in owning an AMD card. I hope I won't have much trouble when I upgrade to a 6990 in the summer.
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Haha!!!! I found Overscan!!!! Thanks for all the help!

I tried Ultramon but couldn't find what I was looking for. The overscan in CCC did what I was needing however.
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