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Windows 7: Media Center Messing Display Resolution

08 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Media Center Messing Display Resolution

Hi,

Media Center leaves the screen display expanded after it is run. Half of the "Start" button and icons near the display edge are off the screen. The only way I've found to correct this is a restart; neither diddling with display settings nor restore after sleep mode will. TeamViewer (a remote control program) displays properly.

Homebuilt media server
Display device: 27" SD TV.
Graphics card: XFX Radeon 4350
OS: Windows 7 Pro

Thanks,
Gary


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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Up until recently, I had almost exactly the same setup. Same video card running Media Center on a SD 32" TV.

The only issues I had, were with Netflix. Whenever I would switch to Netflix, it would become windowed instead of fullscreen. I was, however, able to modify the registry to fix that issue.

Are you running a single display? As in the TV only? ...or is Media Center messing up the resolution on your other display?

Edit:
I just did some checking and I found the registry file that I used to fix the issues I was having. I'm not sure what resolution you are running your TV display at, but I found that 800x600 worked the best. Then I applied the registry settings below to address the above issues.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\DisplayService]
"PhysicalWidth"=dword:00000320
"PhysicalHeight"=dword:00000258
"LogicalWidth"=dword:00000320
"LogicalHeight"=dword:00000258
"Format"="RGB32"
"TvMode"="On"
"RefreshRate"=dword:0000003b
"Interlaced"=dword:00000001
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11 Jan 2011   #3

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What is your resolution set at in the Media Center settings? It should be the same as your desktop resolution.
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Registry Edits Worked!

Thanks blkwlf, the registry edits worked! They also might have improved the picture.

Gary
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12 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enkur View Post
Thanks blkwlf, the registry edits worked! They also might have improved the picture.

Gary
Great! I'm glad they worked out for you too.
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