Hey there, so I use a 23" LCD monitor, and for the longest time I used VGA.. I tried using HDMI but for some reason there was black bars around the screen and the quality was bad.. I was messing around in the Catalyst Control Center and I found the scaling options and VOILA I can now use the HDMI on a nice 1920x1080 resolution.. the only problem was in games when I WASNT using 1920x1080 there would be black bars.. If I used 1920x1080 in games it would be fine I am just curious how to fix this.. I tried setting the resolution on the new Battlefield game to 1280x720 and it had black bars and I was messing around again and I clicked: http://i55.tinypic.com/aczz8j.png
However when I tried to go on a higher resolution (but still not 1920x1080) the black bars came back and that option didn't fix it..
Just for the record I now have an ATI 5870 with the newest CCC and drivers.