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Windows 7: Force 1080 on TV (Dual screen)

06 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Force 1080 on TV (Dual screen)

Is there a way i can force my 1080p capable TV to use a higher resolution than 1366x768?

It can apparently go higher than that but only if it is widescreen (1600x1200 failed)

How can i force 1920x1080? because it doesnt show up on the screen resolution page under control panel.

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06 Jan 2010   #2
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Are you using a graphics card that supports 1080p or HD?
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06 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yes, but my computer monitor does not
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07 Jan 2010   #4

 

Modern Monitors and TV's report their capabilities to a PC or other device to help prevent damage to the monitor or tv that can be caused by running at improper settings. Forcing higher resolutions is not recommended.
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07 Jan 2010   #5
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think you pretty much solved your own issue, But, if you must, try this
Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates[2]=Appearance Personalize
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07 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If your TV is 1080P, then it supports 1920x1080.
On some HDTV's if you use the VGA port then it maxes out a 1366x768, so best to use an HDMI cable.
Does your laptop have an HDMI port on it?
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07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

no, but is there mabye a USB to HDMI cable?
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07 Jan 2010   #8

 

Do you have an S-Video output on your laptop that could go to an S-Video input on your TV similar to this?

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07 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

i dont have that. all i have is a VGA, a few USB, and an eSATA
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08 Jan 2010   #10

 

After reviewing the basic system spec's for your laptop, I see there are several models with HDMI ports, can you provide the full model number, for example, Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5992?

Of course, you could use the Docking Station.
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