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Windows 7: HDMI or VGA? my comparisons as well.


04 Jun 2011   #1

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HDMI or VGA? my comparisons as well.

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?

HDTV IS ----http://www.vizio.com/l32hdtv10a.html#support


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04 Jun 2011   #2

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I also have a vizio tv,same year as yours but different model, I had same problem with hdmi,but not only overscan problems, but also blurry text. I ended up staying with VGA connection. I did not notice any difference.


I watch netflix video with the vga and it looks great
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04 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

you can use the PC to take off overscan settings, depending on your hardware, but you need to look in your graphics control panel for HDTV scaling options, for example, Nvidia control panel has an option toscale the monitor resolution with 4 handy arrows on each corner of the screen which you can manually line up to suit the size of the TV.
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04 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

thanks for your info dskiller, and MrNeeds Yes like i said that's what I did. In my laptop the Grahpics display panel is Intel and when i click monitor then Aspect Ratio options I can i guess scale the horz. and vert. lines from 100 100 to 30 30 and fix overscan.

Wonder though since i lower resolution to 1280x720(yes i know thats technically 720p)
from both PC and old TV's 1366x768 I lose video quality in HDMI. I notice that text looks blurred in the laptop after.

my longer HDMI would be more convenient than a vga cable if there is no loss of quality.
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15 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

^^^Sorry to bring this up again but, Mr.Needs do you know if i will lose picture quality on a 720p video thats running on a laptop that lowered its native/recommended resolution to 1280x720 on both laptop and hdtv?

sounds like it wont be i 'm not sure.
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16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heat7 View Post
^^^Sorry to bring this up again but, Mr.Needs do you know if i will lose picture quality on a 720p video thats running on a laptop that lowered its native/recommended resolution to 1280x720 on both laptop and hdtv?

sounds like it wont be i 'm not sure.
the overscan fix just reduces the resolution slightly to fit the screen, the display resolutions can be set individually so you don't need to worry about that, unless you're using clone mode

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16 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

yea i right after i wrote my previous post i realized clone display is not best when hooked up to a tv. especially with a laptops graphics card. Also the display is not overscanning on my tv after changing aspect ratio settings on the laptop to "30 30" horizontal and vertical. checked with a avs calibration video

too bad my xbox can't do that =[e
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17 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heat7 View Post
yea i right after i wrote my previous post i realized clone display is not best when hooked up to a tv. especially with a laptops graphics card. Also the display is not overscanning on my tv after changing aspect ratio settings on the laptop to "30 30" horizontal and vertical. checked with a avs calibration video

too bad my xbox can't do that =[e
i know, you'd think MS would bring a fix out for it wouldn't you? haha, glad it's sorted though Heat.

marked this thread as solved

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