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Windows 7: Resolution "fit-issues" on my second monitor/TV.

04 Nov 2011   #1
bibbis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Resolution "fit-issues" on my second monitor/TV.

Hi, this is a long thread and I would really appreciate it if someone takes the time to help me.
All my specs that I believe are relevant are listed below, tell me if something needs to be complemented.

I'm having problem with the resolution on my TV.
I just got my new graphics card, and for some reason my TV can't use the same resolutions anymore.

My previous card was a RADEON HD 5870.
With that card I could set my two monitors to "Duplicate" on 1680 x 1050.
As you can see, my TV's native resolution is 1280 x 720 so using higher resolutions makes text a little hard to read when using the desktop but 1680 x 1050 worked for it, it just didn't fill out the frames completely.
And when using it for games that I play with a controller, 1920 x 1080 was an almost PERFECT fit.


NOW with my new card, however, when I set everything like before; Duplicate on 1680 x 1050, my monitor works as good as always, but my TV suddenly seems too SMALL!

I'll try to explain.
Before, 1680 x 1050 worked but didn't fill out the screen completely (there was a little black frame between the TV-edges and the screen, understand?)
Now, 1680 x 1050 gives my TV blacks frames only to the LEFT and RIGHT.
The top/bottom stretches 1-2 CM OUTSIDE the TV (so that I only see the top of the Windows Taskbar).

When GAMING, and I keep using 1680 x 1050, my TV gets a little black frame again (just like on my previous card, but definitely a slightly SMALLER frame).
And if I set it to 1920 x 1080, the screen goes outside ALL the sides, as expected.


Does ANYONE have any idea why it's like this?
And maybe have a solution to make everything work just like it did before?

The thing is that yes, I can absolutely play games using my TV even if the screen isn't optimally used, but i obviously want to be able to stretch the screen as much as possible on my TV for better gaming experience.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate it.

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System Manufacturer/Model Number
MSI/MS-7673

OS
Windows 7 Professional x64

CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K 3,3GHz

Motherboard
MSI P67A-C43 REV B3

Memory
8GB

Graphics Card(s)
GeForce GTX 580 1536MB DirectCU II

Monitor(s) Displays
AOC 2230F & PANASONIC 42" TV

Screen Resolution
Monitor = 1680 x 1050, TV = 1280 x 720


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07 Nov 2011   #2
bibbis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

C'mooooon, anyone?
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10 Nov 2011   #3
champ2010

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I would recommend you to try the scaling option available in NVIDIA Control Panel and check.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/ci/fattac...spectratio.jpg
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12 Nov 2011   #4
bibbis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by champ2010 View Post
I would recommend you to try the scaling option available in NVIDIA Control Panel and check.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/ci/fattac...spectratio.jpg
Thanks for the tip but I've already experimented a bit with that feature.
The help pictures on their website that you linked me to are also outdated, the Control Panel looks slightly different now.
But like I said, I've found that section and experimented with it a bit but I still can't make it fit better, there are just a bunch of other "wrongs".
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12 Nov 2011   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bibbis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by champ2010 View Post
I would recommend you to try the scaling option available in NVIDIA Control Panel and check.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/ci/fattac...spectratio.jpg
Thanks for the tip but I've already experimented a bit with that feature.
The help pictures on their website that you linked me to are also outdated, the Control Panel looks slightly different now.
But like I said, I've found that section and experimented with it a bit but I still can't make it fit better, there are just a bunch of other "wrongs".
Hi bibbis, have you tried setting the desktop position in the Nvidia control panel?
see picture for info:
Resolution "fit-issues" on my second monitor/TV.-scaling-display-position.jpg


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21 Nov 2011   #6
bibbis

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Hi bibbis, have you tried setting the desktop position in the Nvidia control panel?
see picture for info:
Attachment 183369
Hey, thanks for the tip but I have already been poking around with these settings.
I CAN make the screen fit my TV perfectly by resizing in the control panel, but it ONLY works when I disable my monitor and just use my TV...

It doesn't work if I "Duplicate/Extend these displays", I HAVE to set it to "Show desktop only on 2"...

So whoop-di-doo...
If I ONLY use my TV I can make the screen fit perfectly, but then I lose the WHOLE POINT in having TWO MONITORS!!!
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