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Windows 7: New monitor with hdmi giving a fuzzy screen.


01 Jan 2014   #1

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New monitor with hdmi giving a fuzzy screen.

Heya. I recently (for Christmas) received a new LOGIK monitor to accompany my old one and I'm having problems getting them both to run correctly. My old monitor used to be using a VGA cable with a DVI adapter at 1920 x 1080, where it worked fine. I plugged in my new monitor with a HDMI cable with a DVI adapter, however upon doing so, the resolution of the older screen was reduced to 1440 x 900 (or something like that) and my new monitor became fuzzy, as in, everything is out of focus and the colours seem dark / unnatural. I've tried using a HDMI cable with the older monitor, where I can get 1920 x 1080, however it too becomes fuzzy. I tried to use the VGA in my old monitor as that worked previously, but no longer does. The screens have their proper aspect ratios (dot to dot, full, whatever you want to call them) and are not using overscan. Sometimes I am able (after hours of playing with CCC and windows control panel) to make one of them display correctly, however after restarting it returns to being fuzzy. All of the cables are connected securely and my drivers are up-to-date (as of 01/01/14). I'll attach a screenshot for further reference (currently i'm just using 1 screen as I had to borrow the second HDMI cable - I'll be getting another in about a week). I've been browsing a wide number of forums for about a week now and cannot seem to get it to work. Sorry if I'm being vague, if there's any more information you need don't hesitate to ask. Thanks.


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01 Jan 2014   #2

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Something that's just occured to me - should this thread be moved to Hardware and Devices? Only, I'm not sure whether the problem is with the graphics card, the cable, the monitor(s), the drivers or windows. :S
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01 Jan 2014   #3

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

CCC isn't very useful unless you're tweaking your system - I think you stated that you are not (not using overscan)

If that is the case, I suggest uninstalling CCC - leave CCM, just get rid of CCC

Forget about the old monitor for the moment and focus on getting the new monitor behaving.

I have an HP 20 inch monitor - there is a driver that I installed, but it didn't seem to do much (added HP color .icc and some color temp presets).

Please post screenshots showin Screen Resolution and Adv properties


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01 Jan 2014   #4

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I've uninstalled CCC and rebooted, I don't think anything's changed since. Also, I'd like to note that Window's recommended resolution is 1280 x 720, however the TV's manual states that for PCs that 1920 x 1080 should be used.
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01 Jan 2014   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

How does TV fit into this?

I don't think VGA will get you where you want to be. Adapters/converters can only change so much-usually just the pinouts.

I don't know what affect an HDMI/dvi conversion acheives, other than matching connectors. Better to go with what your equipment supports (HDMI->dvi, HDMI->DMI, VGA->VGA)

I'm stumped.
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01 Jan 2014   #6

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Alright, thanks anyway. I'll keep working away at it and post if I manage to make any progress. If there's anything that comes to mind, don't hesitation to ask for screenshots / information.
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01 Jan 2014   #7

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ahhhh, I see now (I think)

The LOGIK monitor is the TV....yes? Sorry, thought there was a new variable.

Thought of something after that epiphany:
When I hook up my box to the flat screen, I change the HDMI port (on the TV menu) to PC

Does the LOGIK allow you to customize the port (presets for DVD, VCR, PC, HDMI...)? Yes -> try defining that as PC
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02 Jan 2014   #8

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Sorry for not being clear - I'm still working with the same 2 monitors, the older one and the newer one. They're both primarily TVs, however I use them as monitors (they were gifts, so I had little choice). Also, I'm not too sure how to change the names of the input, I know you can with Samsung monitors, but I'm not so sure it works with LOGIK ones, the options menu doesn't come with many features and I think I've been through all of them. If it helps, my new monitor is a LOGIK 24" LED TV L24FE13. The manual does state under 'Connecting an AV Device Using an HDMI Cable' that, 'Although this TV is able to connect to an HDMI device, it is possible that some devices may not operate correctly.' The thing that really gets me is that I have been able, once or twice, to get it to operate correctly, however, when I try to get the other, older monitor to work or I restart my computer, it becomes blurry again. I couldn't find an online manual on KnowHow, but I have a copy in front of me from the box if there's anything else you want to know.
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02 Jan 2014   #9

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Another thing I've noticed, not sure if it'll help at all, but under monitor settings, the refresh rate is set to 59Hz, however I set it to 60Hz. It changes back to 59Hz every time I change it to 60Hz, not immediately, but every time the computer restarts or if any of the monitors settings change. Also, I remember the other monitor under the same settings is classed as a Generic non-PnP Monitor. Don't know if that's relevant, but there you go.
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02 Jan 2014   #10

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Update - I plugged in the old monitor with a HDMI cable, with the intention of fiddling with it until I could get it to work, however upon plugging it in, it already worked! The main (new) monitor is still fuzzy, however the older one is working at 1920 x 1080 without any fuzziness. I've tried rebooting it to see if it would become fuzzy again, but it didn't. I tried swapping the cables, but nothing changed, so I can safely say there's no problem there. It also doesn't seem to make a difference whether the monitor is connect HDMI -> HDMI or HDMI -> DVI, so there's something else. As far as I know, both monitors have the same settings (in Windows, in the monitors settings and they're both plugged in to HDMI 1). If I can get anything to change, I'll post it.
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