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Windows 7: The black border around mce and quality of picture

31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
The black border around mce and quality of picture

Not sure if this is a tuner or a graphics card issue, or even a mce issue. I have two 22 inch wide screen monitors and no matter what resolution I use, I can't seem to get rid of the black border when I am running MC. My card is a radeon HD4670. The other issue is the quality of the picture, it is not crisp; it is sort of dark.My monitors are also hd180p. I am beginning to think this might be a tuner issue. Do tuners affect the quality of the picture? My tuner is hauppauge Wintv PVR PCII 2600

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31 Dec 2009   #2


Your monitor specs say 1680 x 1050 which is 16:10, and WMC's closest matching ratio is 16:9 - therefore unless you maximise the application to full screen you will see a small horizontal slice of your desktop (or worse) at all other times.

I've got a similar setup to your own, twin 22" 16:10 monitors, albeit my graphics card is an HD4850.

Maybe you have a relatively minor driver issue with the GPU...
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31 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Oddly when I do fullscreen, it only fills top and bottom, the sides still show the border. How is your picture quality? Mine is not that nice, it seems dark even though I have the card and monitor with hd capability.
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