Hello I recently purchased two hdmi cables. I have an OLD lcd vizio that i thought if I change from component to hdmi it will take off overscan on my xbox360. While the pictures looks better than component , because the lcd t.v is so old (2006) it has no feature to take off overscan like many new HDTV's do (Fit to screen, dot by dot,etc..) it still gets overscanned
However in my other HDTV a samsung plasma 42'' It allows to take off overscan and using an hdmi cable with dvd player or connecting Windows 7 laptop to HDTV there is NO problems and works fine
Old LCD still overscanns with hdmi cable but What i want to ask is this.
When TV & PC are hooked up (hdmi) I can take off the overscann by reducing the laptops resolution to 1280x720 when its 1336x768 natively AND going into the Intel graphics cards display settings, clicking on HDtv monitor and changing the aspect ratio from 100 horizontal and vertical to 30 x 30. wtf? lol
This lowering resolution results in less detailed fonts and words in the laptop, almost fuzzy like compared to switching back to normal (maybe other things?). In the T.V it looks fine from what i can tell but its native resolution is ALSO 1336X768. QUESTION.
DO I technically lose quality when watching videos? I tested 720p videos and lower, i really can't tell...
When doing PC to HDTV with vga, i get no overscan or less font detail. Should i stick with the vga cable for the old LCD tv?? is it as good as hdmi video wise?
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