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Windows 7: HDMI-DVI Cable to LCD TV


27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 
HDMI-DVI Cable to LCD TV

When I connect my Windows 7 computer to an LCD TV monitor, the resolution is set to 1920 x 1080, however I don't see the entire Desktop, rather it looks like it's been zoomed in. Any ideas?

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27 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Slam,

You might double check to see if your DPI settings may be set to something other than the default 96 DPI.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Slam,

You might double check to see if your DPI settings may be set to something other than the default 96 DPI.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn, it's on default, however still same result. Any other suggestions?
Here's what my screen looks like. Strange thing is, it's fine with VGA cables.

Thanks.


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28 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Please post your entire system specs here
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You can use speccy to find them if you need to Speccy - System Information - Free Download


Also more information on your TV could help us help you
Thanks. Fabe


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28 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Please post your entire system specs here
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You can use speccy to find them if you need to Speccy - System Information - Free Download


Also more information on your TV could help us help you
Thanks. Fabe
Hi Fabe, didn't know about Speccy, it's a nice tool. Thanks.
I went ahead and updated my "System Specs" info.

For the sake of this post, here's my specs.


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28 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You wouldn't have a link to your TV to post would you?
So when you connect via VGA everything is OK is what I understand, it's only when you use a HDMI cable that you experience this problem?

What happens if you uncheck Use Windows XP Style DPI scaling?
Fabe
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28 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
You wouldn't have a link to your TV to post would you?
So when you connect via VGA everything is OK is what I understand, it's only when you use a HDMI cable that you experience this problem?

What happens if you uncheck Use Windows XP Style DPI scaling?
Fabe
TV (walmart link): LED24VF60

Correct, VGA is fine (1920x1080); I only get it with an HDMI-DVI cable. Interestingly, Windows recommends a lower resolution of 1360x768, but even at that resolution it doesn't look right.

Unchecking "Windows XP Style DPI scaling" didn't help.


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28 Oct 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Slam,

The image you posted above looks like you may need to use the Adjust desktop size and position option in either your graphics card driver or monitor settings like this setting for a NVIDIA graphics card below. It will allow you to adjust the top and side borders to fit the screen. I'm not sure of where these settings are for your graphics chip though, but go through all of its settings to see if you may have something similar.

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29 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Slam,

The image you posted above looks like you may need to use the Adjust desktop size and position option in either your graphics card driver or monitor settings like this setting for a NVIDIA graphics card below. It will allow you to adjust the top and side borders to fit the screen. I'm not sure of where these settings are for your graphics chip though, but go through all of its settings to see if you may have something similar.
After some googling, seems the issue I'm having is called Overscan. Unfortunately, unlike your NVIDIA graphics card, the Intel Q35 doesn't seem to have that option to resize the Desktop. Seems I'll have to go back to VGA for now.

Haven't noticed much difference in terms of quality between VGA and HDMI-DVI, whether using the computer or watching movies, so I don't mind. However, just a bit upset that I paid premium for a HDMI-DVI cable that is now pretty much useless.

I'm still open to suggestions however.
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29 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Slam,

The image you posted above looks like you may need to use the Adjust desktop size and position option in either your graphics card driver or monitor settings like this setting for a NVIDIA graphics card below. It will allow you to adjust the top and side borders to fit the screen. I'm not sure of where these settings are for your graphics chip though, but go through all of its settings to see if you may have something similar.
After some googling, seems the issue I'm having is called Overscan. Unfortunately, unlike your NVIDIA graphics card, the Intel Q35 doesn't seem to have that option to resize the Desktop. Seems I'll have to go back to VGA for now.

Haven't noticed much difference in terms of quality between VGA and HDMI-DVI, whether using the computer or watching movies, so I don't mind. However, just a bit upset that I paid premium for a HDMI-DVI cable that is now pretty much useless.

I'm still open to suggestions however.
Also read through the manual that came with your TV it also has settings for desktop resizing. Mine has Normal, Zoom, Stretch & DOT by Dot. These settings can usually be found through the menu button and may be labeled differently as I described.
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