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Windows 7: Using 1080P-Capable TV As Monitor; Resolution 'Zoomed Out'.

31 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Using 1080P-Capable TV As Monitor; Resolution 'Zoomed Out'.


As some of you may know, I've just built a new system (you may know as I've already had a couple of issues I've had help with on here :P). To save some money, I'm initially using a TV as a monitor connected with an HDMI lead. The TV is a 19" fully-HD TV which is capable of displaying up to 1080P. I've updated my system specs on here, I'm using an NVidia Geforce GTX660ti GPU.

The issue is that if I set my resolution to 1920x1080, it's very 'zoomed out', as in.. the task bar is very thin and everything on the screen appears a lot smaller - sorry it's not a very good description. The display is also not fitting to the corners of the monitor, there's a black border which displays things when I'm watching TV. To make things appear normal (or at least as normal as possible), I'm being forced into using 1176x664 resolution, which is obviously not ideal by any means.

As ever, any advice/guidance is much appreciated.


EDIT: It's also probably relevant to note I have upgraded my drivers from the Nvidia website.

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31 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Its probably suppose to be that small least on a 1080 screen that is under 20 inches. I know on my 17 inch laptop 1920x1200 is pretty small. You can try playing with the settings in the Nvidia control panel under Display > Adjust desktop size and position.
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