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Anyone have experience with outputing PC to LCD TV?
I just exchanged my month old 26" Sanyo LCD HDTV for a similar Philips specifically because the Philips is supposed to have built in support for PC modes (the Sanyo didn't).

Well, I've been fooling with settings all day in Nvidia and Powerstrip, and have yet to come up with anything to get the max advertised resolution of 1280x768 to work (properly). I can force the resolution in, but it ALWAYS ends up padded inside a 1920x1080i resolution, and it really sucks.

In fact, none of the listed PC modes work. I can't get an acceptable picture with any res when outputing via DVI-to-HDMI. All resolutions are either padded inside 1080i and very flickery or are underscanned below 720p and have an awful rainbow effect on colored text (ie, blue text may have patches of black pixils, orange text has spots that are white) that can't be fixed.

Using the HDTV component video breakout cable instead, I am able to get a very clean and usable analog picture, but my resolution caps out at 1216x676 after compensating for overscan.

I can *live* with this, but since this is a digital display, I would really prefer to use the digital input, and get the resolution I'm supposed to have.

So I have a few questions:

1) Why does Nvidia think I want to letterbox/pillarbox or whatever, a smaller resolution inside 1080i, even when I turn off the "treat digital display as HDTV" setting?

2) Why do HDTV's such as mine have a native resolution of 1366x768 when
--a) that's not an ATSC standard, and thus forcing all TV signals to be scaled
--b) the controller board won't accept the panels own native resolution

3) Anybody know how to get the TV to accept the 1280x768 signal, or force the TV to accept it's native resolution?

Philip
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Thread Anyone have experience with outputing PC to LCD TV? fuzzy logic 3740 Jul 4, 2006, 1:43 AM
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fuzzy logic 3433 Jul 6, 2006, 1:15 AM