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Windows 7: HDMI connected monitor is blurry and seems out of focus

01 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
HDMI connected monitor is blurry and seems out of focus

Hello, I built my new computer about a week ago and was running it off a single 19" Tevion TV while I waited for the HDMI cables to arrive so I could setup my second monitor.

They arrived yesterday and when I plugged in my 32" JVC LT-32DA30J there was overscanning and the bluriness. I fixed the overscanning in the TV's menu and now the size is correct but even at native resolution, the JVC monitor is still quite blurry and is a strain to look at and concentrate on.

Plugging the HDMI cable into my Tevion monitor made that go blurry as well so it could be the HDMI cable or the motherboard ports (when I first got the PC, the VGA port had the same problem but once updated it looked normal)

Does anyone know of a fix to this ? Or can at least suggest what part is going wrong so I can try and fix it ?

What I have tried:
Changing the resolution - all the different resolutions all show the same blurriness
Changing the refresh rate - problem persists through all refresh rates
Changing monitor settings - As above, changing these settings didn't help with anything

Any help is very appreciated , I've been trying to fix this problem for most of yesterday

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01 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you dont seem to have changed the 2 most important things!!

1) update the display/gpu drivers.
2) change the hdmi cable.

if neither results in it working then report back!
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01 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the suggestion I should of mentioned that I had checked for updated prior to posting and the Intel HD drivers are all up to date. I have just tried a different HDMI cable and it gave the same blurriness as the other one. I checked that they are not faulty as I plugged my Xbox into the same monitor using the same HDMI cable and the picture was clear and crisp.
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01 Jun 2014   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What resolution is your TV? PCs through TVs tend to look crappy anyway even at 1080p, games might look OK but the desktop environment can get blurry.
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01 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Gav beat me to it, but yeah, Tvs dont have a very pixel density, or DPI which results in washed out and poor looking fine detail up close.

when you consider the minimum viewing distance for a 32" TV is about 6ft so they can get away with the poor DPI, where as you sitting a few feet away means youll notice these things. 32" pc monitors arent overpriced compared to tvs as many people think they are, they are better in more than one way!

Also the chipset on your mobo may only support certain refresh rates at specific resolutions. e.g 1920x1080@30hz or 1444x900@60hz ect. i just did a quick google but gigabyte are a little vague on the tech specs only giving the upper limits..
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01 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all the replys guys So the problem is more than likely my TV and not the cable or mobo? I had it connected with a VGA from a laptop before and it looked fine so would connecting it with VGA be a better idea?
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01 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

your laptop probably has a different native resolution and refresh rate that better suits your tv.
look into investing in a budget gpu, it may give better results as it will support more resolutions and refresh rates.
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01 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm looking to get a GTX 750ti made by Gigabyte, would that be of sufficient quality ?
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01 Jun 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

yeah be a great card! good little gamer card too
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01 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Awesome! I suppose I'll have to wait for that then. Thank you for all your help
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