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Windows 7: 2nd monitor max resolution at 1024x768


19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
2nd monitor max resolution at 1024x768

So I recently just hooked up a 2nd monitor to my computer just to play with it. Unfortunately, it will not go above 1024x768. I would like to set it to 1280x1024. The monitor is a Digimate DGL20, it's an LCD that was made back in 2005. The screen's max resolution might be set to 1024x768, but if that's so its there anyway i can set it to 1280x1024?


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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Could you try hooking up the monitor as Primary? Do you know that the monitor can go above that resolution?

Thanks,
~Jonathan
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19 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Even if I hook it up as primary, the resolution won't go higher. I deselected the "hide modes" option and try to select a higher resolution but the only ones listed are 16:9 ratio and I get "input not supported" error. I'm thinking that this monitor can't go higher but was then wondering if there is a tweak to do it.
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19 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry buddy, I think you are stuck. The only other thing you can try is making sure you have the latest drivers. Check Device Manager under the graphics adapters and monitors sections, and right-click on them and click Update drivers. If that does not work, you can try visiting the card and monitor manufacturers' sites, and seeing if they have any newer drivers.
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20 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j0ckinjz View Post
The monitor is a Digimate DGL20
You realize that is a TV and not a monitor?

Quote:
Digitmate 20-inch TFT-LCD TV Brilliant in both design and performance, the Digitmate 20-inch TFT-LCD TV elevates viewing to an art form with its rich colors and captivating contrasts. This masterfully crafted television boasts 640 x 480 resolution, 0.63 dot pitch, 4:3 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast and 450 nit brightness to create strikingly realistic images you will savor for years to come. The Digitmate DGL20 features built-in speakers, S-Video in, and full-function remote.
Digimate DGL20 20" LCD TV - DGL20 Review

Only reason I can see for it running at 1024x768 to begin with is that it isn't being detected properly, so 1280x1024 is out of the question. Might be a good idea to revisit the user's manual for it. If you don't have it any more a pdf version can be found here,

Digimate 20" LCD TV Model DGL20 User's Manual | ManualsOnline
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20 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j0ckinjz View Post
The monitor is a Digimate DGL20
You realize that is a TV and not a monitor?

Quote:
Digitmate 20-inch TFT-LCD TV Brilliant in both design and performance, the Digitmate 20-inch TFT-LCD TV elevates viewing to an art form with its rich colors and captivating contrasts. This masterfully crafted television boasts 640 x 480 resolution, 0.63 dot pitch, 4:3 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast and 450 nit brightness to create strikingly realistic images you will savor for years to come. The Digitmate DGL20 features built-in speakers, S-Video in, and full-function remote.
Digimate DGL20 20" LCD TV - DGL20 Review

Only reason I can see for it running at 1024x768 to begin with is that it isn't being detected properly, so 1280x1024 is out of the question. Might be a good idea to revisit the user's manual for it. If you don't have it any more a pdf version can be found here,

Digimate 20" LCD TV Model DGL20 User's Manual | ManualsOnline
It's a multi-function tv so it has a d-sub port.

I just thought that maybe there was a way to upscale the resolution so it would match my main monitor.
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20 Dec 2009   #7
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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It's a multi-function tv so it has a d-sub port.
Doesn't mean much, more for ease of connectivity than anything. Also after reading that manual I'm surprised that it is running at 1024x768 (page 23),

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I just thought that maybe there was a way to upscale the resolution so it would match my main monitor.
No there isn't, not unless you like seeing nothing but "out of range" messages.


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