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Windows 7: Hint for HDMI when picture larger than screen


19 Jan 2013   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Hint for HDMI when picture larger than screen

Hi there
I posted a similar topic on the W8 Forum but it's equally applicable here.

Sometimes when you plug the HDMI output from a laptop into a decent LCD TV monitor the picture is slightly larger than the screen size making desktop Icons, the taskbar and -- for W8 the Right hand charms bar - -while for Windows 7 the left hand ORB menu -- difficult to access.

This isn't a problem of Video drivers - it's easily fixed -- for example on SAMSUNG monitors and TV's simply use the Remote to get into the Monitor / TV menu -- choose PICTURE==>ASPECT RATIO and change it from the usual default 16:9 to AUTOMATIC or SCAN or FIT PICTURE SIZE and the picture will fit the screen perfectly.

On some older monitors you might have to get into the menu via pressing a button on the actual hardware -- then choose automatic size or similar option.

A lot of laptops have 1388 X 768 as standard screen output for their own screens but have much better resolution when using HDMI --for example full HD at 1080p is 1920 X1080 -- perfectly good for even 44 inch screens and often the laptop can do better than that as well.

Hope this helps -- I came across this by accident --couldn't find anything on google but I'm sure I wasn't the only one who found this a bit of a nuisance when using my laptop on a nice large screen via the HDMI cable rather than the RGB one.

Hope it helps.

Cheers
jimbo

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